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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201512-11 ] Firebird Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Firebird: Buffer Overflow (GLSA 201512-11)
Severity: high
Exploitable: remote
Date: December 30, 2015
Bug(s): #460780
ID: 201512-11

Synopsis

A buffer overflow in Firebird might allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code.


Background

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

Affected Packages

Package: dev-db/firebird
Vulnerable: < 2.5.3.26780.0-r3
Unaffected: >= 2.5.3.26780.0-r3
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing requests
from remote clients.


Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
      ">=dev-db/firebird-2.5.3.26780.0-r3"
   
NOTE: Firebird package was moved to the testing branch (unstable) of
Gentoo. There is currently no stable version of Firebird, and there will
be no further GLSAs for this package.


References

CVE-2013-2492
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