GLSA-201001-06 : aria2: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-201001-06
(aria2: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Tatsuhiro Tsujikawa reported a buffer overflow in (CVE-2009-3575) and a format string
vulnerability in the AbstractCommand::onAbort() function in
src/ (CVE-2009-3617).

Impact :

A remote, unauthenticated attacker could possibly execute arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running the application or cause a
Denial of Service (application crash).

Workaround :

Do not use DHT (CVE-2009-3575) and disable logging (CVE-2009-3617).

See also :

Solution :

All aria2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/aria2-1.6.3'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 44895 (gentoo_GLSA-201001-06.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3575