GLSA-201401-25 : ldns: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-25
(ldns: Arbitrary code execution)

ldns contains a heap-based buffer overflow in the
ldns_rr_new_frm_str_internal function.

Impact :

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of
Service condition with a crafted Resource Record.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All ldns users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/ldns-1.6.11'
Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since October 11, 2011. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72080 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49748

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3581

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