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[GLSA-200512-13] Dropbear: Privilege escalation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Dropbear: Privilege escalation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200512-13
(Dropbear: Privilege escalation)


Under certain conditions Dropbear could fail to allocate a
sufficient amount of memory, possibly resulting in a buffer overflow.

Impact

By sending specially crafted data to the server, authenticated
users could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with
the permissions of the SSH server user, which is the root user by
default.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-4178


Solution:
All Dropbear users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/dropbear-0.47"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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