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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:49 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200511-01 ] libgda: Format string vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: libgda: Format string vulnerabilities (GLSA 200511-01)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: November 02, 2005
Bug(s): #110467
ID: 200511-01

Synopsis

Two format string vulnerabilities in libgda may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

libgda is the library handling the data abstraction layer in the Gnome data access architecture (GNOME-DB). It can also be used by non-GNOME applications to manage data stored in databases or XML files.

Affected Packages

Package: gnome-extra/libgda
Vulnerable: < 1.2.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 1.2.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Steve Kemp discovered two format string vulnerabilities in the gda_log_error and gda_log_message functions. Some applications may pass untrusted input to those functions and be vulnerable.

Impact

An attacker could pass malicious input to an application making use of the vulnerable libgda functions, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of that application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libgda users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=gnome-extra/libgda-1.2.2-r1"


References

CVE-2005-2958


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