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[GLSA-200412-09] ncpfs: Buffer overflow in ncplogin and ncpmap

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
ncpfs: Buffer overflow in ncplogin and ncpmap

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-09
(ncpfs: Buffer overflow in ncplogin and ncpmap)


Karol Wiesek discovered a buffer overflow in the handling of the
'-T' option in the ncplogin and ncpmap utilities, which are both
installed as SUID root by default.

Impact

A local attacker could trigger the buffer overflow by calling one
of these utilities with a carefully crafted command line, potentially
resulting in execution of arbitrary code with root rights.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://lists.netsys.com/pipermail/full-disclosure/2004-November/029563.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1079


Solution:
All ncpfs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-fs/ncpfs-2.2.5"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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