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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2005 2:47 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200504-29 ] Pound: Buffer overflow vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Pound: Buffer overflow vulnerability (GLSA 200504-29)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: April 30, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #90851
ID: 200504-29

Synopsis

Pound is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Pound is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end.

Affected Packages

Package: www-servers/pound
Vulnerable: < 1.8.3
Unaffected: >= 1.8.3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Steven Van Acker has discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the "add_port()" function in Pound.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a request for an overly long hostname parameter, which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the Pound daemon process (by default, Gentoo uses the "nobody" user to run the Pound daemon).

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Pound users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/pound-1.8.3"


References

Original announcement
CVE-2005-1391


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