GLSA 201310-16: TPTEST: Arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 10/27/2013 06:11 AM

A TPTEST update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201310-16
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: TPTEST: Arbitrary code execution
Date: October 26, 2013
Bugs: #261191
ID: 201310-16

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Synopsis
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Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities in TPTEST may allow remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.

Background
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TPTEST is a tool to measure the speed of a user's Internet connection.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-analyzer/tptest < 3.1.7-r2 >= 3.1.7-r2

Description
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The GetStatsFromLine() function in TPTEST is vulnerable to buffer
overflows from STATS lines with long email and pwd fields.

Impact
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A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted STATS line, possibly
resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All TPTEST users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/tptest-3.1.7-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-0650
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-0650
[ 2 ] CVE-2009-0659
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-0659

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-201310-16.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2013 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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