GLSA-200803-02 : Firebird: Multiple vulnerabilities

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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-200803-02
(Firebird: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Firebird does not properly handle certain types of XDR requests,
resulting in an integer overflow (CVE-2008-0387). Furthermore, it is
vulnerable to a buffer overflow when processing usernames
(CVE-2008-0467).

Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted XDR requests or an
overly long username to the vulnerable server, possibly resulting in
the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200803-02.xml

Solution :

All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/firebird-2.0.3.12981.0-r5'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31329 (gentoo_GLSA-200803-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0387
CVE-2008-0467