TITLE: TN3270 Resource Gateway Potential syslog Perl Format String Vulnerability
SECUNIA ADVISORY ID: SA18185
VERIFY ADVISORY: http://secunia.com/advisories/18185/
CRITICAL: Less critical
IMPACT: Privilege escalation, DoS
WHERE: Local system
SOFTWARE: TN3270 Resource Gateway (TN3270RG) 1.x http://secunia.com/product/6642/
DESCRIPTION: A vulnerability has been reported in TN3270 Resource Gateway (TN3270RG), which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to several format string errors when using syslog to log certain resource allocation messages. This may be exploited to crash the service and may allow arbitrary code execution.
Successful exploitation requires that a local user is able to input specially crafted resource strings into the database and e.g. tricking another user to run the affected software.
The vulnerability has been reported in version 1.1.0. Prior versions may also be affected.
SOLUTION: Update to version 1.1.1.
PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY: Reported by vendor.
ORIGINAL ADVISORY: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=379592
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