GLSA-200504-11 : JunkBuster: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 18044


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-11 (JunkBuster: Multiple vulnerabilities)

James Ranson reported a vulnerability when JunkBuster is configured to run in single-threaded mode, an attacker can modify the referrer setting by getting a victim to request a specially crafted URL (CAN-2005-1108). Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team identified a heap corruption issue in the filtering of URLs (CAN-2005-1109).
Impact :

If JunkBuster has been configured to run in single-threaded mode, an attacker can disable or modify the filtering of Referrer: HTTP headers, potentially compromising the privacy of users. The heap corruption vulnerability could crash or disrupt the operation of the proxy, potentially executing arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All JunkBuster users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-proxy/junkbuster-2.0.2-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18044

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200504-11.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/04/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:junkbuster, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/04/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1108, CVE-2005-1109

OSVDB: 15502, 15503

GLSA: 200504-11