GLSA 200703-17 ulogd: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 03/18/2007 11:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - ulogd: Remote execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200703-17
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: ulogd: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Date: March 18, 2007
Bugs: #161882
ID: 200703-17

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Synopsis
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ulogd contains a possible buffer overflow potentially allowing for the
remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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ulogd is a userspace daemon for netfilter related logging.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-admin/ulogd lt; 1.23-r1 gt;= 1.23-r1

Description
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SUSE reported unspecified buffer overflows in ulogd involving the
calculation of string lengths.

Impact
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A remote attacker could trigger a possible buffer overflow through
unspecified vectors, potentially leading to the remote execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the ulogd daemon, or
more probably leading to the crash of the daemon.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All ulogd users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-admin/ulogd-1.23-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-0460
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0460

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-200703-17.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 2007 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/2.5



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