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[ GLSA 200703-19 ] LTSP: Authentication bypass in included LibVNCServer code
From: Raphael Marichez <falco () gentoo org>
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2007 22:49:41 +0100

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200703-19
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  Severity: High
     Title: LTSP: Authentication bypass in included LibVNCServer code
      Date: March 18, 2007
      Bugs: #142661
        ID: 200703-19

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Synopsis
========

LTSP includes a version of libVNCServer that is vulnerable to an
authentication bypass.

Background
==========

The Linux Terminal Server Project adds thin-client support to Linux
servers.

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

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     Package        /  Vulnerable  /                        Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-misc/ltsp      < 4.2-r1                             >= 4.2-r1

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

The LTSP server includes vulnerable LibVNCServer code, which fails to
properly validate protocol types effectively letting users decide what
protocol to use, such as "Type 1 - None" (GLSA-200608-05). The LTSP VNC
server will accept this security type, even if it is not offered by the
server.

Impact
======

An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to gain unauthorized
access with the privileges of the user running the VNC server.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All LTSP users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/ltsp-4.2-r1"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CVE-2006-2450
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2450
  [ 2 ] GLSA 200608-05
        http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200608-05.xml

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

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

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200703-19.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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