GLSA 200903-40 Analog: Denial of Service
Posted on: 03/30/2009 12:45 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Analog: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-40
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Analog: Denial of Service
Date: March 29, 2009
Bugs: #249140
ID: 200903-40

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Synopsis
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A Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in Analog.

Background
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Analog is a a webserver log analyzer.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-admin/analog lt; 6.0-r2 gt;= 6.0-r2

Description
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Diego E. Petteno reported that the Analog package in Gentoo is built
with its own copy of bzip2, making it vulnerable to CVE-2008-1372 (GLSA
200804-02).

Impact
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A local attacker could place specially crafted log files into a log
directory being analyzed by analog, e.g. /var/log/apache, resulting in
a crash when being processed by the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Analog users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=app-admin/analog-6.0-r2"

NOTE: Analog is now linked against the system bzip2 library.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-1372
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1372
[ 2 ] GLSA 200804-02
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200804-02.xml

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-200903-40.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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