[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200505-02 ] Oops!: Remote code execution

2005-05-06T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:8562
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2005-05-06T00:00:00

Description


Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200505-02


                                        http://security.gentoo.org/

Severity: High Title: Oops!: Remote code execution Date: May 05, 2005 Bugs: #91303 ID: 200505-02


Synopsis

The Oops! proxy server contains a remotely exploitable format string vulnerability, which could potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Oops! is an advanced, multithreaded caching web proxy.

Affected packages

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 Package         /       Vulnerable       /             Unaffected
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1 net-proxy/oops < 1.5.24_pre20050503 >= 1.5.24_pre20050503

Description

A format string flaw has been detected in the my_xlog() function of the Oops! proxy, which is called by the passwd_mysql and passwd_pgsql module's auth() functions.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted HTTP request to the Oops! proxy, potentially triggering this vulnerability and leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Oops! users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-proxy/oops-1.5.24_pre20050503&quot;

References

[ 1 ] CAN-2005-1121 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1121

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200505-02.xml

Concerns?

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

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