GLSA-201206-07 : nginx: User-assisted 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-201206-07
(nginx: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

An error in ngx_http_mp4_module.c could cause a buffer overflow.
NOTE: nginx must have been emerged with USE='nginx_modules_http_mp4' in
order to be affected by this vulnerability.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to place a specially crafted MP4
file on the nginx server, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201206-07.xml

Solution :

All nginx users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/nginx-1.0.15'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59645 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52999

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2089