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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2004 4:35 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200405-08 ] Pound format string vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Pound format string vulnerability (GLSA 200405-08)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: May 18, 2004
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #50421
ID: 200405-08

Synopsis


There is a format string flaw in Pound, allowing remote execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the Pound process.


Background


Pound is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end. It allows
to distribute the load on several web servers and offers a SSL wrapper
for web servers that do not support SSL directly.


Affected Packages

Package: www-servers/pound
Vulnerable: <= 1.5
Unaffected: >= 1.6
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


A format string flaw in the processing of syslog messages was
discovered and corrected in Pound.


Impact


This flaw may allow 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. All users are advised to
upgrade to the latest available version of Pound.


Resolution


All users of Pound should upgrade to the latest stable version:
Code:
# emerge sync
   
    # emerge -pv ">=www-servers/pound-1.6"
# emerge ">=www-servers/pound-1.6"


References

Pound announcement
CVE-2004-2026


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