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[GLSA-200411-20] ez-ipupdate: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ez-ipupdate: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-20
(ez-ipupdate: Format string vulnerability)


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

Impact

A possible hacker 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.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0980
http://lists.netsys.com/pipermail/full-disclosure/2004-November/028590.html


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


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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