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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2004 4:44 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200411-20 ] ez-ipupdate: Format string vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: ez-ipupdate: Format string vulnerability (GLSA 200411-20)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: November 11, 2004
Bug(s): #69658
ID: 200411-20

Synopsis

ez-ipupdate contains a format string vulnerability that could lead to execution of arbitrary code.

Background

ez-ipupdate is a utility for updating host name information for a large number of dynamic DNS services.

Affected Packages

Package: net-dns/ez-ipupdate
Vulnerable: <= 3.0.11_beta8
Unaffected: >= 3.0.11_beta8-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Ulf Harnhammar from the Debian Security Audit Project discovered a format string vulnerability in ez-ipupdate.

Impact

An attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running ez-ipupdate, which could be the root user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All ez-ipupdate users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dns/ez-ipupdate-3.0.11_beta8-r1"


References

CAN-2004-0980
Full Disclosure Announcement


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