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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200611-15] qmailAdmin: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
qmailAdmin: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-15
(qmailAdmin: Buffer overflow)


qmailAdmin fails to properly handle the "PATH_INFO" variable in
qmailadmin.c. The PATH_INFO is a standard CGI environment variable
filled with user supplied data.

Impact

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending
qmailAdmin a maliciously crafted URL that could lead to the execution
of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running qmailAdmin.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-1141


Solution:
All qmailAdmin users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-mail/qmailadmin-1.2.10"


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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