GLSA-200507-28 : AMD64 x86 emulation base libraries: Buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 19330


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-28 (AMD64 x86 emulation base libraries: Buffer overflow)

Earlier versions of emul-linux-x86-baselibs contain a vulnerable version of zlib, which may lead to a buffer overflow.
Impact :

By creating a specially crafted compressed data stream, attackers can overwrite data structures for applications that use the x86 emulation base libraries for AMD64, resulting in a Denial of Service and potentially arbitrary code execution.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All AMD64 x86 emulation base libraries users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-baselibs

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19330

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200507-28.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/31

Modified: 2018/01/12

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:emul-linux-x86-baselibs, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/07/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/07/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1849, CVE-2005-2096

OSVDB: 17827, 18141

GLSA: 200507-28