GLSA-200901-12 : noip-updater: Execution of arbitrary code

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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-200901-12
(noip-updater: Execution of arbitrary code)

xenomuta found out that the GetNextLine() function in noip2.c misses a
length check, leading to a stack-based buffer overflow.

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary
code by sending a specially crafted HTTP message to the client. NOTE:
Successful exploitation requires a man in the middle attack, a DNS
spoofing attack or a compromise of no-ip.com servers.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200901-12.xml

Solution :

All noip-updater users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-dns/noip-updater-2.1.9'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35406 (gentoo_GLSA-200901-12.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5297