GLSA-200807-14 : Linux Audit: Buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 33780


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200807-14 (Linux Audit: Buffer overflow)

A stack-based buffer overflow has been reported in the audit_log_user_command() function in the file lib/audit_logging.c when processing overly long arguments.
Impact :

A local attacker could execute a specially crafted command on the host running Linux Audit, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Linux Audit.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Linux Audit users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-process/audit-1.7.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 33780

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200807-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/08/01

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:audit, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1628

OSVDB: 43912

GLSA: 200807-14

CWE: 119, 264