GLSA-200504-29 : Pound: Buffer overflow vulnerability
High Nessus Plugin ID 18168
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-29 (Pound: Buffer overflow vulnerability)
Steven Van Acker has discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the 'add_port()' function in Pound.
A remote attacker could send a request for an overly long hostname parameter, which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the Pound daemon process (by default, Gentoo uses the 'nobody' user to run the Pound daemon).
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Pound users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/pound-1.8.3'