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

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

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

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

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

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0241