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[GLSA-200504-29] Pound: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Pound: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-29
(Pound: Buffer overflow vulnerability)


Steven Van Acker has discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in
the "add_port()" function in Pound.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a request for an overly long hostname
parameter, which could lead to the 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.

References:
http://www.apsis.ch/pound/pound_list/archive/2005/2005-04/1114516112000


Solution:
All Pound users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/pound-1.8.3"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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