GLSA 200712-06 Firebird: Multiple buffer overflows
Posted on: 12/09/2007 10:50 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Firebird: Multiple buffer overflows. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200712-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Firebird: Multiple buffer overflows
Date: December 09, 2007
Bugs: #195569
ID: 200712-06

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Synopsis
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Multiple stack-based buffer overflows were discovered in Firebird.

Background
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Firebird is a multi-platfrom, open source relational database.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-db/firebird lt; 2.0.3.12981.0-r2 gt;= 2.0.3.12981.0-r2

Description
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Adriano Lima and Ramon de Carvalho Valle reported that functions
isc_attach_database() and isc_create_database() do not perform proper
boundary checking when processing their input.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send specially crafted requests to the Firebird
server on TCP port 3050, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firebird
(usually 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-2.0.3.12981.0-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-4992
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-4992
[ 2 ] CVE-2007-5246
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5246

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-200712-06.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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