GLSA-201203-11 : usbmuxd: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201203-11
(usbmuxd: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

The 'receive_packet()' function in libusbmuxd.c contains a boundary
error when parsing the 'SerialNumber' field of a USB device, which could
cause a heap-based buffer overflow.

Impact :

An attacker could gain physical access or entice a user to connect to a
malicious USB device, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the 'usbmux' user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All usbmuxd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-pda/usbmuxd-1.0.7-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58221 ()

Bugtraq ID: 51573

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0065

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