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Firebird: Multiple vulnerabilities



Firebird: Multiple vulnerabilities
Firebird: Multiple vulnerabilities



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200803-02
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  Severity: High
     Title: Firebird: Multiple vulnerabilities
      Date: March 02, 2008
      Bugs: #208034
        ID: 200803-02

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Firebird may allow the remote execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
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Firebird is a multi-platform, open source relational database.

Affected packages
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     Package          /      Vulnerable      /              Unaffected
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  1  dev-db/firebird     < 2.0.3.12981.0-r5        >= 2.0.3.12981.0-r5

Description
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Firebird does not properly handle certain types of XDR requests,
resulting in an integer overflow (CVE-2008-0387). Furthermore, it is
vulnerable to a buffer overflow when processing usernames
(CVE-2008-0467).

Impact
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A remote attacker could send specially crafted XDR requests or an
overly long username to the vulnerable server, possibly resulting in
the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/firebird-2.0.3.12981.0-r5"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2008-0387
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0387 
  [ 2 ] CVE-2008-0467
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-0467 

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200803-02.xml 

Concerns?
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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
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 
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