Ganglia: Execution of arbitrary code

2009-03-10T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200903-22
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2009-03-10T00:00:00

Description

Background

Ganglia is a scalable distributed monitoring system for clusters and grids.

Description

Spike Spiegel reported a stack-based buffer overflow in the process_path() function when processing overly long pathnames in gmetad/server.c.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to the gmetad service leading to the execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Ganglia users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-cluster/ganglia-3.1.1-r2"