GLSA 200803-02 Firebird: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 03/03/2008 12:50 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200803-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Firebird: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 02, 2008
Bugs: #208034
ID: 200803-02

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Firebird may allow the remote execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
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Firebird is a multi-platform, 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-r5 gt;= 2.0.3.12981.0-r5

Description
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Firebird does not properly handle certain types of XDR requests,
resulting in an integer overflow (CVE-2008-0387). Furthermore, it is
vulnerable to a buffer overflow when processing usernames
(CVE-2008-0467).

Impact
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A remote attacker could send specially crafted XDR requests or an
overly long username to the vulnerable server, possibly resulting in
the remote 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 Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-db/firebird-2.0.3.12981.0-r5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-0387
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0387
[ 2 ] CVE-2008-0467
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0467

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-200803-02.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 2008 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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