GLSA-200608-18 : Net::Server: Format string 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-200608-18
(Net::Server: Format string vulnerability)

The log function of Net::Server does not handle format string
specifiers properly before they are sent to syslog.

Impact :

By sending a specially crafted datastream to an application using
Net::Server, an attacker could cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200608-18.xml

Solution :

All Net::Server should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-perl/net-server-0.88'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22217 (gentoo_GLSA-200608-18.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1127