GLSA 200903-22 Ganglia: Execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 03/10/2009 03:40 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-22
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: Ganglia: Execution of arbitrary code
Date: March 10, 2009
Bugs: #255366
ID: 200903-22

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Synopsis
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A buffer-overflow in Ganglia's gmetad might lead to the execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
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Ganglia is a scalable distributed monitoring system for clusters and
grids.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-cluster/ganglia lt; 3.1.1-r2 gt;= 3.1.1-r2

Description
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Spike Spiegel reported a stack-based buffer overflow in the
process_path() function when processing overly long pathnames in
gmetad/server.c.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to the gmetad
service leading to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of
Service.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Ganglia users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=sys-cluster/ganglia-3.1.1-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-0241
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0241

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-200903-22.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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