GLSA 200704-17 3proxy: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 04/23/2007 12:35 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - 3proxy: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200704-17
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: 3proxy: Buffer overflow
Date: April 22, 2007
Bugs: #174429
ID: 200704-17

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been discovered in 3proxy allowing for the remote
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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3proxy is a multi-protocol proxy, including HTTP/HTTPS/FTP and SOCKS
support.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-proxy/3proxy lt; 0.5.3h gt;= 0.5.3h

Description
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The 3proxy development team reported a buffer overflow in the logurl()
function when processing overly long requests.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted transparent request to
the proxy, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with privileges
of the user running 3proxy.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All 3proxy users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-proxy/3proxy-0.5.3h"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-2031
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-2031

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-200704-17.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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