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[GLSA-200404-19] Buffer overflows and format string vulnerabilities in LCDproc

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Buffer overflows and format string vulnerabilities in LCDproc

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200404-19
(Buffer overflows and format string vulnerabilities in LCDproc)


Due to insufficient checking of client-supplied data, the LCDd server is
susceptible to two buffer overflows and one string buffer vulnerability. If
the server is configured to listen on all network interfaces (see the Bind
parameter in LCDproc configuration), these vulnerabilities can be triggered
remotely.

Impact

These vulnerabilities permit a possible hacker to execute code with the rights of
the user running the LCDproc server. By default, this is the "nobody" user.

Workaround

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised
to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

References:
http://lists.omnipotent.net/pipermail/lcdproc/2004-April/008884.html


Solution:
LCDproc users should upgrade to version 0.4.5 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-misc/lcdproc-0.4.5"
# emerge ">=app-misc/lcdproc-0.4.5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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