GLSA-200712-06 : Firebird: Multiple buffer overflows
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 29293
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200712-06 (Firebird: Multiple buffer overflows)
Adriano Lima and Ramon de Carvalho Valle reported that functions isc_attach_database() and isc_create_database() do not perform proper boundary checking when processing their input.
A remote attacker could send specially crafted requests to the Firebird server on TCP port 3050, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firebird (usually firebird).
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/firebird-18.104.22.16881.0-r2'