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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 24866
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Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200703-17

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 24866

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200703-17.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 3/19/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: 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: 3/18/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/22/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0460

GLSA: 200703-17

CWE: 119