English | Deutsch | Español | Português
 UserID:
 Passwd:
new user
 About:   Dedicated  | Advanced  | Standard  | Recurring  | No Risk  | Desktop  | Basic  | Single  | Security Seal  | FAQ
  Price/Feature Summary  | Order  | New Vulnerabilities  | Confidentiality  | Vulnerability Search
 Vulnerability   
Search   
    Search 72151 CVE descriptions
and 38907 test descriptions,
access 10,000+ cross references.
Tests   CVE   All  

Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.51475
Category:Conectiva Local Security Checks
Title:Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2003:771
Summary:Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2003:771
Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory CLA-2003:771.

The anonftp package contains a chroot environment used by some FTP
servers (e. g. wu-ftpd) when serving anonymous FTP sessions. Among
the utilities provided, is the ls program, used to list information
about files and directories.

This update is a follow-up to the CLSA-2003:768 announcement[1],
which fixed a memory starvation vulnerability in the ls program (from
the fileutils package). Since the anonftp package contains a copy of
the ls program, it is also being updated. Below is a copy of our
previous text describing the vulnerability:

Georgi Guninski discovered[2] a memory starvation denial of service
vulnerability in the ls program. It is possible to make ls allocate a
huge amount of memory by calling it with the parameters -w X -C
(where X is an arbitrary large number). The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name
CVE-2003-0854[3] to this issue.

This vulnerability is remotely exploitable in scenarios where remote
applications allow users to call ls without filtering the supplied
parameters. An example of such a scenario is the use of the wu-ftpd
FTP server.

Additionally, this update fixes an integer overflow in ls which seems
to be non-exploitable. The overflow occurs in the usage of the -w
parameter under the same circumstances of the aforementioned memory
starvation vulnerability. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2003-0853[4] to
this issue.


Solution:
The apt tool can be used to perform RPM package upgrades
by running 'apt-get update' followed by 'apt-get upgrade'

http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/index.php?id=a&anuncio=000768&idioma=en
http://www.guninski.com/binls.html
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2003-0854
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2003-0853
http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=CLA-2003:771
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/index.php?id=a&anuncio=002003

Risk factor : Medium
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0854
http://lists.grok.org.uk/pipermail/full-disclosure/2003-October/012548.html
http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/115
http://www.guninski.com/binls.html
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2003:768
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000768
Conectiva Linux advisory: CLA-2003:771
http://distro.conectiva.com.br/atualizacoes/?id=a&anuncio=000771
Debian Security Information: DSA-705 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-705
Immunix Linux Advisory: IMNX-2003-7+-026-01
http://www.securityfocus.com/advisories/6014
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:106
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-309.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2003-310.html
TurboLinux Advisory: TLSA-2003-60
http://www.turbolinux.com/security/TLSA-2003-60.txt
http://secunia.com/advisories/10126
http://secunia.com/advisories/17069
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2003-0853
BugTraq ID: 8875
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/8875
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2005 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

This is only one of 38907 vulnerability tests in our test suite. Find out more about running a complete security audit.

To run a free test of this vulnerability against your system, register below.

New User Registration
Email:
UserID:
Passwd:
Please email me your monthly newsletters, informing the latest services, improvements & surveys.
Please email me a vulnerability test announcement whenever a new test is added.
   Privacy
Registered User Login
 
UserID:   
Passwd:  

 Forgot userid or passwd?
Email/Userid:




Home | About Us | Contact Us | Partner Programs | Privacy | Mailing Lists | Abuse
Security Audits | Managed DNS | Network Monitoring | Site Analyzer | Internet Research Reports
Web Probe | Whois

© 1998-2014 E-Soft Inc. All rights reserved.