GLSA 200504-29: Pound: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Posted on: 04/30/2005 12:08 PM

A Pound security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200504-29
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Pound: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Date: April 30, 2005
Bugs: #90851
ID: 200504-29

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Synopsis
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Pound is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Pound is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-servers/pound lt; 1.8.3 gt;= 1.8.3

Description
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Steven Van Acker has discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the "add_port()" function in Pound.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a request for an overly long hostname parameter, which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the Pound daemon process (by default, Gentoo uses the "nobody" user to run the Pound daemon).

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Pound users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-servers/pound-1.8.3"

References
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[ 1 ] Original announcement

http://www.apsis.ch/pound/pound_list/archive/2005/2005-04/1114516112000

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-200504-29.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 2005 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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