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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200803-02 ] Firebird: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Firebird: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200803-02)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 02, 2008
Bug(s): #208034
ID: 200803-02

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities in Firebird may allow the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Firebird is a multi-platform, open source relational database.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-db/firebird
Vulnerable: < 2.0.3.12981.0-r5
Unaffected: >= 2.0.3.12981.0-r5
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Firebird does not properly handle certain types of XDR requests, resulting in an integer overflow (CVE-2008-0387). Furthermore, it is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when processing usernames (CVE-2008-0467).

Impact

A remote attacker could send specially crafted XDR requests or an overly long username to the vulnerable server, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

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-2.0.3.12981.0-r5"


References

CVE-2008-0387
CVE-2008-0467
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