FreeBSD : ganglia -- buffer overflow vulnerability (b9077cc4-6d04-4bcb-a37a-9ceaebfdcc9e)

High Nessus Plugin ID 35564


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Secunia reports :

Spike Spiegel has discovered a vulnerability in Ganglia which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system. The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the process_path function in gmetad/server.c. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by e.g. sending a specially crafted message to the gmetad service.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 3.1.1. Other versions may also be affected.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35564

File Name: freebsd_pkg_b9077cc46d044bcba37a9ceaebfdcc9e.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/02/01

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ganglia-monitor-core, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:ganglia-monitor-webfrontend, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0241

Secunia: 33506

CWE: 119