GLSA 200807-02 Motion: Execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 07/01/2008 03:15 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Motion: Execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200807-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Motion: Execution of arbitrary code
Date: July 01, 2008
Bugs: #227053
ID: 200807-02

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Motion might result in the execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
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Motion is a program that monitors the video signal from one or more
cameras and is able to detect motions.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/motion lt; 3.2.10.1 gt;= 3.2.10.1

Description
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Nico Golde reported an off-by-one error within the read_client()
function in the webhttpd.c file, leading to a stack-based buffer
overflow. Stefan Cornelius (Secunia Research) reported a boundary error
within the same function, also leading to a stack-based buffer
overflow. Both vulnerabilities require that the HTTP Control interface
is enabled.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by sending an
overly long or specially crafted request to a vulnerable Motion HTTP
control interface, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the motion user.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Motion users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-video/motion-3.2.10.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-2654
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2654

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-200807-02.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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