GLSA-201101-05 : OpenAFS: Arbitrary code execution

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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-201101-05
(OpenAFS: Arbitrary code execution)

Two vulnerabilities were discovered:
Simon Wilkinson discovered from a bug report by Toby Blake that the
cache manager of OpenAFS contains a heap-based buffer overflow which is
related to the use of the ERR_PTR macro (CVE-2009-1250).
A
pointer dereference bug when using XDR arrays was discovered by Simon
Wilkinson, with assistance from Derrick Brashear and Jeffrey Altman.
(CVE-2009-1251).

Impact :

The vulnerabilities might allow remote unauthenticated attackers to
cause a Denial of Service (system crash) and possibly execute arbitrary
code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201101-05.xml

Solution :

All OpenAFS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-fs/openafs-1.4.9'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51535 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1250
CVE-2009-1251