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[ GLSA 200707-01 ] Firebird: Buffer overflow
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 23:41:31 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200707-01
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  Severity: High
     Title: Firebird: Buffer overflow
      Date: July 01, 2007
      Bugs: #181811
        ID: 200707-01

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability has been discovered in Firebird, allowing for the
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Firebird is an open source relational database that runs on Linux,
Windows, and various UNIX systems.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package          /  Vulnerable  /                      Unaffected
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  1  dev-db/firebird       < 2.0.1                            >= 2.0.1

Description
===========

Cody Pierce from TippingPoint DVLabs has discovered a buffer overflow
when processing "connect" requests with an overly large "p_cnct_count"
value.

Impact
======

An unauthenticated remote attacker could send a specially crafted
request to a vulnerable server, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firebird.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/firebird-2.0.1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-3181
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3181

Availability
============

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200707-01.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
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 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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