GLSA 200407-19: Pavuk: Digest authentication helper buffer
Posted on: 07/26/2004 12:05 PM

A Pavuk update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200407-19
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Pavuk: Digest authentication helper buffer overflow
Date: July 26, 2004
ID: 200407-19

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Synopsis
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Pavuk contains a bug that can allow an attacker to run arbitrary code.

Background
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Pavuk is web spider and website mirroring tool.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/pavuk <= 0.9.28-r2 >= 0.9.28-r3

Description
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Pavuk contains several buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the code handling digest authentication.

Impact
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An attacker could cause a buffer overflow, leading to arbitrary code execution with the rights of the user running Pavuk.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of Pavuk.

Resolution
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All Pavuk users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=net-misc/pavuk-0.9.28-r3"
# emerge ">=net-misc/pavuk-0.9.28-r3"

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200407-19.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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