GLSA 200707-01 Firebird: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 07/01/2007 10:55 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200707-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Firebird: Buffer overflow
Date: July 01, 2007
Bugs: #181811
ID: 200707-01

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been discovered in Firebird, allowing for the
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Firebird is an open source relational database that runs on Linux,
Windows, and various UNIX systems.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-db/firebird lt; 2.0.1 gt;= 2.0.1

Description
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Cody Pierce from TippingPoint DVLabs has discovered a buffer overflow
when processing "connect" requests with an overly large "p_cnct_count"
value.

Impact
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An unauthenticated remote attacker could send a specially crafted
request to a vulnerable server, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firebird.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-db/firebird-2.0.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-3181
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3181

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-200707-01.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 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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