GLSA-200707-01 : Firebird: Buffer overflow

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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-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'
value.

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 :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200707-01.xml

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
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3181