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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200707-01 ] Firebird: Buffer overflow Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Firebird: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200707-01)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 01, 2007
Bug(s): #181811
ID: 200707-01

Synopsis

A vulnerability has been discovered in Firebird, allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Firebird is an open source relational database that runs on Linux, Windows, and various UNIX systems.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-db/firebird
Vulnerable: < 2.0.1
Unaffected: >= 2.0.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Cody Pierce from TippingPoint DVLabs has discovered a buffer overflow when processing "connect" requests with an overly large "p_cnct_count" value.

Impact

An unauthenticated remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to a vulnerable server, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firebird.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/firebird-2.0.1"


References

CVE-2007-3181
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