GLSA 200711-13 3proxy: Denial of Service
Posted on: 11/10/2007 09:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - 3proxy: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200711-13
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: 3proxy: Denial of Service
Date: November 08, 2007
Bugs: #196772
ID: 200711-13

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been discovered in 3proxy, possibly resulting in a
Denial of Service.

Background
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3proxy is a really tiny cross-platform proxy servers set, including
HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SOCKS and POP3 support.

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

Description
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3proxy contains a double free vulnerability in the ftpprchild()
function, which frees param-gt;hostname and calls the parsehostname()
function, which in turn attempts to free param-gt;hostname again.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to the proxy,
possibly resulting in a Denial of Service. Under typical configuration,
the scope of this vulnerability is limited to the local network.

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-0.5.3j"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-5622
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5622

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-200711-13.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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