GLSA 200901-12 noip-updater: Execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 01/19/2009 12:30 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200901-12
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Severity: High
Title: noip-updater: Execution of arbitrary code
Date: January 18, 2009
Bugs: #248709
ID: 200901-12

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow in noip-updater can lead to arbitrary code execution.

Background
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noip-updater is a tool used for updating IP addresses of dynamic DNS
records at no-ip.com.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-dns/noip-updater lt; 2.1.9 gt;= 2.1.=
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Description
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xenomuta found out that the GetNextLine() function in noip2.c misses a
length check, leading to a stack-based buffer overflow.

Impact
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A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
code by sending a specially crafted HTTP message to the client. NOTE:
Successful exploitation requires a man in the middle attack, a DNS
spoofing attack or a compromise of no-ip.com servers.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All noip-updater users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-dns/noip-updater-2.1.9"=


References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5297
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5297

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-200901-12.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 2009 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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