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Gentoo: glibc buffer overflow vulnerability Print E-mail
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Gentoo The xdrmem_getbytes() function in the XDR library provided by Sun Microsystems contains an integer overflow.

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200303-22
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          PACKAGE : glibc
          SUMMARY : integer overflow
             DATE : 2003-03-25 08:49 UTC
          EXPLOIT : remote
VERSIONS AFFECTED : <2.3.1-r4 (arm: <2.2.5-r8)
    FIXED VERSION : >=2.3.1-r4 (arm: >=2.2.5-r8)
              CVE : CAN-2003-0028

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- From advisory:

"The xdrmem_getbytes() function in the XDR library provided by 
Sun Microsystems contains an integer overflow. Depending on the 
location and use of the vulnerable xdrmem_getbytes() routine, various 
conditions may be presented that can permit an attacker to remotely 
exploit a service using this vulnerable routine."

Read the full advisory at: 
http://www.eeye.com/html/Research/Advisories/AD20030318.html

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
sys-libs/glibc upgrade to 
glibc-2.3.1-r4 (arm: glibc-2.2.5-r8) as follows:

emerge sync
emerge glibc
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at  http://cvs.gentoo.org/~aliz
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