GLSA-201402-22 : TCPTrack: 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-201402-22
(TCPTrack: Arbitrary code execution)

A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in TCPTrack&rsquo
s
parsing of command line arguments. This is only a vulnerability in
limited scenarios in which TCPTrack is &ldquo
configured as a handler for
other applications.&rdquo


Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition with a
specially crafted command-line argument.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201402-22.xml

Solution :

All TCPTrack users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-analyzer/tcptrack-1.4.2'
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since August 06, 2011. It is likely that your system is already
no longer affected by this issue.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72636 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49352

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2903