GLSA-200703-17 : ulogd: Remote execution of arbitrary code

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 24866


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200703-17 (ulogd: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

SUSE reported unspecified buffer overflows in ulogd involving the calculation of string lengths.
Impact :

A remote attacker could trigger a possible buffer overflow through unspecified vectors, potentially leading to the remote execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running the ulogd daemon, or more probably leading to the crash of the daemon.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All ulogd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/ulogd-1.23-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 24866

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200703-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/03/19

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/01/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0460

OSVDB: 32939

GLSA: 200703-17

CWE: 119