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[ GLSA 201201-04 ] Logsurfer: Arbitrary code execution
From: Sean Amoss <ackle () gentoo org>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:49:50 -0500

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201201-04
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Logsurfer: Arbitrary code execution
     Date: January 20, 2012
     Bugs: #387397
       ID: 201201-04

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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
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[ 1 ] CVE-2011-3626
      http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-3626

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
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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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