GLSA 200511-01 libgda: Format string vulnerabilities
Posted on: 11/02/2005 06:12 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - libgda: Format string vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200511-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: libgda: Format string vulnerabilities
Date: November 02, 2005
Bugs: #110467
ID: 200511-01

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Synopsis
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Two format string vulnerabilities in libgda may lead to the execution
of arbitrary code.

Background
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libgda is the library handling the data abstraction layer in the Gnome
data access architecture (GNOME-DB). It can also be used by non-GNOME
applications to manage data stored in databases or XML files.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 gnome-extra/libgda lt; 1.2.2-r1 gt;= 1.2.2-r1

Description
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Steve Kemp discovered two format string vulnerabilities in the
gda_log_error and gda_log_message functions. Some applications may pass
untrusted input to those functions and be vulnerable.

Impact
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An attacker could pass malicious input to an application making use of
the vulnerable libgda functions, potentially resulting in the execution
of arbitrary code with the rights of that application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All libgda users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=gnome-extra/libgda-1.2.2-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2005-2958
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2958

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-200511-01.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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