GLSA-200803-02 : Firebird: Multiple vulnerabilities

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 31329


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200803-02 (Firebird: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Firebird does not properly handle certain types of XDR requests, resulting in an integer overflow (CVE-2008-0387). Furthermore, it is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when processing usernames (CVE-2008-0467).
Impact :

A remote attacker could send specially crafted XDR requests or an overly long username to the vulnerable server, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
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: 31329

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200803-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/03/04

Modified: 2016/11/11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/03/02

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0387, CVE-2008-0467

OSVDB: 40924, 43187

GLSA: 200803-02

CWE: 119, 189