GLSA 200411-19: Pavuk: Multiple buffer overflows
Posted on: 11/10/2004 07:13 PM

A Pavuk security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200411-19
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Pavuk: Multiple buffer overflows
Date: November 10, 2004
Bugs: #70516
ID: 200411-19

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Synopsis
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Pavuk contains multiple buffer overflows that can allow a remote 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 < 0.9.31 >= 0.9.31

Description
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Pavuk contains several buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the code handling digest authentication and HTTP header processing. This issue is similar to GLSA 200407-19, but contains more vulnerabilities.

Impact
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A remote 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.

Resolution
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All Pavuk users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/pavuk-0.9.31"

References
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[ 1 ] GLSA-200407-19
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200407-19.xml
[ 2 ] SA13120
http://secunia.com/advisories/13120/
[ 3 ] CAN-2004-0456
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0456

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-200411-19.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/2.0


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