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[GLSA-200405-18] Buffer Overflow in Firebird

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Buffer Overflow in Firebird

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-18
(Buffer Overflow in Firebird)


A buffer overflow exists in three Firebird binaries (gds_inet_server,
gds_lock_mgr, and gds_drop) that is exploitable by setting a large value to
the INTERBASE environment variable.

Impact

A possible hacker could control program execution, permiting privilege escalation
to the UID of Firebird, full access to Firebird databases, and trojaning
the Firebird binaries. A possible hacker could use this to compromise other user
or root accounts.

Workaround

There is no known workaround.

References:
http://securityfocus.com/bid/7546/info/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=9028&atid=109028&func=detail&aid=739480


Solution:
All users should upgrade to the latest version of Firebird:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=dev-db/firebird-1.5"
# emerge ">=dev-db/firebird-1.5"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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