GLSA-200411-07 : Proxytunnel: Format string vulnerability

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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-200411-07
(Proxytunnel: Format string vulnerability)

Florian Schilhabel of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit project found a
format string vulnerability in Proxytunnel. When the program is started in
daemon mode (-a [port]), it improperly logs invalid proxy answers to

Impact :

A malicious remote server could send specially-crafted invalid answers to
exploit the format string vulnerability, potentially allowing the execution
of arbitrary code on the tunnelling host with the rights of the Proxytunnel

Workaround :

You can mitigate the issue by only allowing connections to trusted remote

See also :

Solution :

All Proxytunnel users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/proxytunnel-1.2.3'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 15612 (gentoo_GLSA-200411-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0992