GLSA-200903-22 : Ganglia: 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-200903-22
(Ganglia: Execution of arbitrary code)

Spike Spiegel reported a stack-based buffer overflow in the
process_path() function when processing overly long pathnames in
gmetad/server.c.

Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to the gmetad
service leading to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of
Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200903-22.xml

Solution :

All Ganglia users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-cluster/ganglia-3.1.1-r2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35903 (gentoo_GLSA-200903-22.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0241