GLSA-200601-05 : mod_auth_pgsql: Multiple format string vulnerabilities

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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-200601-05
(mod_auth_pgsql: Multiple format string vulnerabilities)

The error logging functions of mod_auth_pgsql fail to validate certain
strings before passing them to syslog, resulting in format string
vulnerabilities.

Impact :

An unauthenticated remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities
to execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the
Apache2 server by sending specially crafted login names.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.frsirt.com/english/advisories/2006/0070
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200601-05.xml

Solution :

All mod_auth_pgsql users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-apache/mod_auth_pgsql-2.0.3'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20415 (gentoo_GLSA-200601-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3656