GLSA-201206-07 : nginx: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59645
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-07 (nginx: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
An error in ngx_http_mp4_module.c could cause a buffer overflow.
NOTE: nginx must have been emerged with USE='nginx_modules_http_mp4' in order to be affected by this vulnerability.
A remote attacker could entice a user to place a specially crafted MP4 file on the nginx server, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll nginx users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-servers/nginx-1.0.15'