GLSA-200903-40 : Analog: Denial of Service

medium Nessus Plugin ID 36048
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-40 (Analog: Denial of Service)

Diego E. Petteno reported that the Analog package in Gentoo is built with its own copy of bzip2, making it vulnerable to CVE-2008-1372 (GLSA 200804-02).
Impact :

A local attacker could place specially crafted log files into a log directory being analyzed by analog, e.g. /var/log/apache, resulting in a crash when being processed by the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Analog users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/analog-6.0-r2' NOTE: Analog is now linked against the system bzip2 library.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36048

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-40.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 3/30/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/29/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1372

GLSA: 200903-40

CWE: 119