GLSA-200512-13 : Dropbear: Privilege escalation

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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-200512-13
(Dropbear: Privilege escalation)

Under certain conditions Dropbear could fail to allocate a
sufficient amount of memory, possibly resulting in a buffer overflow.

Impact :

By sending specially crafted data to the server, authenticated
users could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code with
the permissions of the SSH server user, which is the root user by

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Dropbear users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/dropbear-0.47'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20354 (gentoo_GLSA-200512-13.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-4178