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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200712-06
(Firebird: Multiple buffer overflows)
Adriano Lima and Ramon de Carvalho Valle reported that functions
isc_attach_database() and isc_create_database() do not perform proper
boundary checking when processing their input.
A remote attacker could send specially crafted requests to the Firebird
server on TCP port 3050, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firebird
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/firebird-18.104.22.16881.0-r2'
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 29293 (gentoo_GLSA-200712-06.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-4992CVE-2007-5246
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