FreeBSD : ganglia -- buffer overflow vulnerability (b9077cc4-6d04-4bcb-a37a-9ceaebfdcc9e)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

Secunia reports :

Spike Spiegel has discovered a vulnerability in Ganglia which can be
exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system. The
vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the
process_path function in gmetad/server.c. This can be exploited to
cause a stack-based buffer overflow by e.g. sending a specially
crafted message to the gmetad service.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 3.1.1. Other versions may
also be affected.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?568df9f5

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35564 (freebsd_pkg_b9077cc46d044bcba37a9ceaebfdcc9e.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0241

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