GLSA-200601-15 : Paros: Default administrator password

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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-200601-15
(Paros: Default administrator password)

Andrew Christensen discovered that in older versions of Paros the
database component HSQLDB is installed with an empty password for the
database administrator 'sa'.

Impact :

Since the database listens globally by default, an attacker can
connect and issue arbitrary commands, including execution of binaries
installed on the host.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200601-15.xml

Solution :

All Paros users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --snyc
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-proxy/paros-3.2.8'

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: 20823 (gentoo_GLSA-200601-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3280