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[GLSA-200405-08] Pound format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Pound format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-08
(Pound format string vulnerability)


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

Impact

This flaw may permit 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.

References:
http://www.apsis.ch/pound/pound_list/archive/2003/2003-12/1070234315000#1070234315000


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


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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