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<glsa id="200405-08">
<title>Pound format string vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
There is a format string flaw in Pound, allowing remote execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the Pound process.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">pound</product>
<announced>May 18, 2004</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>50421</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="www-servers/pound" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.6</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="le">1.5</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Pound is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end. It allows
to distribute the load on several web servers and offers a SSL wrapper
for web servers that do not support SSL directly.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
A format string flaw in the processing of syslog messages was
discovered and corrected in Pound.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="high">
<p>
This flaw may allow remote execution of arbitrary code with the rights
of the Pound daemon process. By default, Gentoo uses the "nobody" user
to run the Pound daemon.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to
upgrade to the latest available version of Pound.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All users of Pound should upgrade to the latest stable version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv &quot;&gt;=www-servers/pound-1.6&quot;
# emerge &quot;&gt;=www-servers/pound-1.6&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://www.apsis.ch/pound/pound_list/archive/2003/2003-12/1070234315000#1070234315000">Pound announcement</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-2026">CVE-2004-2026</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="submitter">
koon
</metadata>
</glsa>