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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201402-22 ] TCPTrack: Arbitrary code execution Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: TCPTrack: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201402-22)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: February 21, 2014
Bug(s): #377917
ID: 201402-22

Synopsis

A heap-based buffer overflow in TCPTrack might allow a remote
attacker to execute arbitrary code.


Background

TCPTrack is a simple libpcap based program for live TCP connection
monitoring.


Affected Packages

Package: net-analyzer/tcptrack
Vulnerable: < 1.4.2
Unaffected: >= 1.4.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability exists in TCPTrack’s
parsing of command line arguments. This is only a vulnerability in
limited scenarios in which TCPTrack is “configured as a handler for
other applications.”


Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition with a
specially crafted command-line argument.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All TCPTrack users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-analyzer/tcptrack-1.4.2"
   
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since August 06, 2011. It is likely that your system is already
no longer affected by this issue.


References

CVE-2011-2903
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