GLSA-200405-08 : Pound format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-08
(Pound format string vulnerability)

A format string flaw in the processing of syslog messages was
discovered and corrected in Pound.

Impact :

This flaw may allow remote execution of arbitrary code with the rights
of the Pound daemon process. By default, Gentoo uses the 'nobody' user
to run the Pound daemon.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to
upgrade to the latest available version of Pound.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?286b7b4e
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200405-08.xml

Solution :

All users of Pound should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=www-servers/pound-1.6'
# emerge '>=www-servers/pound-1.6'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14494 (gentoo_GLSA-200405-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-2026