GLSA-200703-17 : ulogd: Remote execution of arbitrary code
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 24866
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll ulogd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/ulogd-1.23-r1'