GLSA-200712-06 : Firebird: Multiple buffer overflows

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 29293


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


The 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.
Impact :

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).
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-db/firebird-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 29293

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200712-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/12/11

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:firebird, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-4992, CVE-2007-5246

OSVDB: 41543, 45541, 45542

GLSA: 200712-06

CWE: 119