GLSA-200405-18 : Buffer Overflow in Firebird

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-18
(Buffer Overflow in Firebird)

A buffer overflow exists in three Firebird binaries (gds_inet_server,
gds_lock_mgr, and gds_drop) that is exploitable by setting a large
value to the INTERBASE environment variable.

Impact :

An attacker could control program execution, allowing privilege
escalation to the UID of Firebird, full access to Firebird databases,
and trojaning the Firebird binaries. An attacker could use this to
compromise other user or root accounts.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround.

See also :

Solution :

All users should upgrade to the latest version of Firebird:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=dev-db/firebird-1.5'
# emerge '>=dev-db/firebird-1.5'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14504 (gentoo_GLSA-200405-18.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0281