GLSA 200707-13 Fail2ban: Denial of Service
Posted on: 07/28/2007 11:50 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Fail2ban: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200707-13
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Fail2ban: Denial of Service
Date: July 28, 2007
Bugs: #181214
ID: 200707-13

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Synopsis
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Fail2ban is vulnerable to a Denial of Service attack.

Background
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Fail2ban is a tool for parsing log files and banning IP addresses which
make too many password failures.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/fail2ban lt; 0.8.0-r1 gt;= 0.8.0-r1

Description
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A vulnerability has been discovered in Fail2ban when parsing log files.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send specially crafted SSH login banners to the
vulnerable host, which would prevent any ssh connection to the host and
result in a Denial of Service.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Fail2ban users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-analyzer/fail2ban-0.8.0-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] Original advisory
http://www.ossec.net/en/attacking-loganalysis.html#fail2ban

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-200707-13.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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