GLSA-200504-29 : Pound: Buffer overflow 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-200504-29
(Pound: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

Steven Van Acker has discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the
'add_port()' function in Pound.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a request for an overly long hostname
parameter, which could lead to the 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.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8bda67c3
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200504-29.xml

Solution :

All Pound users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/pound-1.8.3'

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: 18168 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-29.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1391