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[GLSA-200702-05] Fail2ban: Denial of Service

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Fail2ban: Denial of Service

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200702-05
(Fail2ban: Denial of Service)


A flaw in the method used to parse log entries permits remote,
unauthenticated attackers to forge authentication attempts from other
hosts.

Impact

A remote attacker can add arbitrary hosts to the block list, denying
legitimate users access to a resource.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-6302


Solution:
All Fail2ban users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/fail2ban-0.6.2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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