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[GLSA-200601-05] mod_auth_pgsql: Multiple format string vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
mod_auth_pgsql: Multiple format string vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200601-05
(mod_auth_pgsql: Multiple format string vulnerabilities)


The error logging functions of mod_auth_pgsql fail to validate
certain strings before passing them to syslog, resulting in format
string vulnerabilities.

Impact

An unauthenticated remote attacker could exploit these
vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user
running the Apache2 server by sending specially crafted login names.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3656
http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/0070


Solution:
All mod_auth_pgsql users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-www/mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.3"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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