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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200505-02] Oops!: Remote code execution

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Oops!: Remote code execution

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-02
(Oops!: Remote code execution)


A format string flaw has been detected in the my_xlog() function of the
Oops! proxy, which is called by the passwd_mysql and passwd_pgsql
module's auth() functions.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted HTTP request to the
Oops! proxy, potentially triggering this vulnerability and leading to
the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1121


Solution:
All Oops! users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-proxy/oops-1.5.24_pre20050503"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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