GLSA 200505-02: Oops!: Remote code execution
Posted on: 05/06/2005 03:53 AM

A Oops! security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200505-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Oops!: Remote code execution
Date: May 05, 2005
Bugs: #91303
ID: 200505-02

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Synopsis
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The Oops! proxy server contains a remotely exploitable format string vulnerability, which could potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Oops! is an advanced, multithreaded caching web proxy.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-proxy/oops lt; 1.5.24_pre20050503 gt;= 1.5.24_pre20050503

Description
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A format string flaw has been detected in the my_xlog() function of the Oops! proxy, which is called by the passwd_mysql and passwd_pgsql module's auth() functions.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted HTTP request to the Oops! proxy, potentially triggering this vulnerability and leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Oops! users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-proxy/oops-1.5.24_pre20050503"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-1121
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1121

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-200505-02.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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