GLSA-200412-09 : ncpfs: Buffer overflow in ncplogin and ncpmap
High Nessus Plugin ID 15969
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-09 (ncpfs: Buffer overflow in ncplogin and ncpmap)
Karol Wiesek discovered a buffer overflow in the handling of the '-T' option in the ncplogin and ncpmap utilities, which are both installed as SUID root by default.
A local attacker could trigger the buffer overflow by calling one of these utilities with a carefully crafted command line, potentially resulting in execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll ncpfs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-fs/ncpfs-2.2.5'