GLSA 200704-23 capi4k-utils: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 04/28/2007 12:25 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - capi4k-utils: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200704-23
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: capi4k-utils: Buffer overflow
Date: April 27, 2007
Bugs: #170870
ID: 200704-23

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Synopsis
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capi4k-utils is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the bufprint()
function.

Background
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capi4k-utils is a set of utilities for accessing COMMON-ISDN-API
software interfaces for ISDN devices.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-dialup/capi4k-utils lt; 20050718-r3 gt;= 20050718-r3

Description
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The bufprint() function in capi4k-utils fails to properly check
boundaries of data coming from CAPI packets.

Impact
======

A local attacker could possibly escalate privileges or cause a Denial
of Service by sending a crafted CAPI packet.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All capi4k-utils users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-dialup/capi4k-utils-20050718-r3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-1217
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name 07-1217

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200704-23.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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