GLSA-201401-25 : ldns: Arbitrary code execution
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72080
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201401-25 (ldns: Arbitrary code execution)
ldns contains a heap-based buffer overflow in the ldns_rr_new_frm_str_internal function.
A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code or cause a Denial of Service condition with a crafted Resource Record.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll ldns users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/ldns-1.6.11' Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since October 11, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.