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[GLSA-200608-18] Net::Server: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Net::Server: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-18
(Net::Server: Format string vulnerability)


The log function of Net::Server does not handle format string
specifiers properly before they are sent to syslog.

Impact

By sending a specially crafted datastream to an application using
Net::Server, a possible hacker could cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1127


Solution:
All Net::Server should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/net-server-0.88"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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