DSA 2533-1: pcp security update
Posted on: 08/24/2012 09:19 AM

A pcp security update has been released for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2533-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Florian Weimer
August 23, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : pcp
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2012-3418 CVE-2012-3419 CVE-2012-3420 CVE-2012-3421

It was discovered that Performance Co-Pilot (pcp), a framework for
performance monitoring, contains several vulnerabilites.

Multiple buffer overflows in the PCP protocol decoders can
cause PCP clients and servers to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code while processing crafted PDUs.

The "linux" PMDA used by the pmcd daemon discloses sensitive
information from the /proc file system to unauthenticated

Multiple memory leaks processing crafted requests can cause
pmcd to consume large amounts of memory and eventually crash.

Incorrect event-driven programming allows malicious clients to
prevent other clients from accessing the pmcd daemon.

To address the information disclosure vulnerability, CVE-2012-3419, a
new "proc" PMDA was introduced, which is disabled by default. If you
need access to this information, you need to enable the "proc" PMDA.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.3.3-squeeze2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 3.6.5.

We recommend that you upgrade your pcp packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

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