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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200904-11 ] Tor: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Tor: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200904-11)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: April 08, 2009
Bug(s): #250018, #256078, #258833
ID: 200904-11

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities in Tor might allow for heap corruption, Denial of Service, escalation of privileges and information disclosure.

Background

Tor is an implementation of second generation Onion Routing, a connection-oriented anonymizing communication service.

Affected Packages

Package: net-misc/tor
Vulnerable: < 0.2.0.34
Unaffected: >= 0.2.0.34
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

  • Theo de Raadt reported that the application does not properly drop privileges to the primary groups of the user specified via the "User" configuration option (CVE-2008-5397).
  • rovv reported that the "ClientDNSRejectInternalAddresses" configuration option is not always enforced (CVE-2008-5398).
  • Ilja van Sprundel reported a heap-corruption vulnerability that might be remotely triggerable on some platforms (CVE-2009-0414).
  • It has been reported that incomplete IPv4 addresses are treated as valid, violating the specification (CVE-2009-0939).
  • Three unspecified vulnerabilities have also been reported (CVE-2009-0936, CVE-2009-0937, CVE-2009-0938).


Impact

A local attacker could escalate privileges by leveraging unintended supplementary group memberships of the Tor process. A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a heap corruption with unknown impact and attack vectors, to cause a Denial of Service via CPU consuption or daemon crash, and to weaken anonymity provided by the service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Tor users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/tor-0.2.0.34"


References

CVE-2008-5397
CVE-2008-5398
CVE-2009-0414
CVE-2009-0936
CVE-2009-0937
CVE-2009-0938
CVE-2009-0939
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