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Gentoo alert 201201-04 (logsurfer)

From:  Sean Amoss <ackle@gentoo.org>
To:  gentoo-announce@lists.gentoo.org
Subject:  [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201201-04 ] Logsurfer: Arbitrary code execution
Date:  Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:49:50 -0500
Message-ID:  <4F19B74E.50508@gentoo.org>
Cc:  bugtraq@securityfocus.com, full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk, security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201201-04 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - http://security.gentoo.org/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Severity: Normal Title: Logsurfer: Arbitrary code execution Date: January 20, 2012 Bugs: #387397 ID: 201201-04 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Synopsis ======== A double-free flaw in Logsurfer allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code. Background ========== Logsurfer is a real time log monitoring and analysis tool. Affected packages ================= ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 app-admin/logsurfer+ &lt; 1.8 &gt;= 1.8 Description =========== Logsurfer log files may contain substrings used for executing external commands. The prepare_exec() function in src/exec.c contains a double-free vulnerability. Impact ====== A remote attacker could inject specially-crafted strings into a log file processed by Logsurfer, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the Logsurfer user. Workaround ========== There is no known workaround at this time. Resolution ========== All Logsurfer users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-admin/logsurfer+-1.8&quot; References ========== [ 1 ] CVE-2011-3626 http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-... Availability ============ This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201201-04.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 https://bugs.gentoo.org. License ======= Copyright 2012 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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