GLSA-200707-01 : Firebird: Buffer overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200707-01
(Firebird: Buffer overflow)

Cody Pierce from TippingPoint DVLabs has discovered a buffer overflow
when processing 'connect' requests with an overly large 'p_cnct_count'

Impact :

An unauthenticated remote attacker could send a specially crafted
request to a vulnerable server, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firebird.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/firebird-2.0.1'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 25641 (gentoo_GLSA-200707-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3181