nginx: Remote execution of arbitrary code

2009-09-18T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200909-18
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2009-09-18T00:00:00

Description

Background

nginx is a robust, small and high performance HTTP and reverse proxy server.

Description

Chris Ries reported a heap-based buffer underflow in the ngx_http_parse_complex_uri() function in http/ngx_http_parse.c when parsing the request URI.

Impact

A remote attacker might send a specially crafted request URI to a nginx server, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the server, or a Denial of Service. NOTE: By default, nginx runs as the "nginx" user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All nginx 0.5.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/nginx-0.5.38"

All nginx 0.6.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/nginx-0.6.39"

All nginx 0.7.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/nginx-0.7.62"