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

critical Nessus Plugin ID 24866
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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: 1.14

Type: local

Published: 3/19/2007

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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