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<glsa id="200504-09">
<title>Axel: Vulnerability in HTTP redirection handling</title>
<synopsis>
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in Axel which could lead to
the execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">Axel</product>
<announced>April 12, 2005</announced>
<revised>April 12, 2005: 01</revised>
<bug>88264</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="net-misc/axel" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.0b</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.0b</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Axel is a console-based FTP/HTTP download accelerator.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
A possible buffer overflow has been reported in the HTTP
redirection handling code in conn.c.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by setting up a
malicious site and enticing a user to connect to it. This could
possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions
of the user running Axel.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Axel users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=net-misc/axel-1.0b&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0390">CAN-2005-0390</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 11 Apr 2005 18:36:13 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 11 Apr 2005 19:29:05 +0000">
vorlon078
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 12 Apr 2005 11:48:11 +0000">
vorlon078
</metadata>
</glsa>