GLSA 200710-01 RPCSEC_GSS library: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 10/05/2007 01:00 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200710-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: RPCSEC_GSS library: Buffer overflow
Date: October 04, 2007
Bugs: #191479
ID: 200710-01

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in librpcsecgss.

Background
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librpcsecgss is an implementation of RPCSEC_GSS for secure RPC
communications.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-libs/librpcsecgss lt; 0.16 gt;= 0.16

Description
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A stack based buffer overflow has been discovered in the
svcauth_gss_validate() function in file lib/rpc/svc_auth_gss.c when
processing an overly long string in a RPC message.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted RPC request to an
application relying on this library, e.g NFSv4 or Kerberos
(GLSA-200709-01), resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All librpcsecgss users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-libs/librpcsecgss-0.16"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-3999
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3999
[ 2 ] GLSA-200709-01
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200709-01.xml

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-200710-01.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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