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<title>Pound: Buffer overflow vulnerability</title>
Pound is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to the remote
execution of arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">Pound</product>
<announced>April 30, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<package name="www-servers/pound" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.8.3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.8.3</vulnerable>
Pound is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end.
Steven Van Acker has discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the
"add_port()" function in Pound.
<impact type="high">
A remote attacker could send a request for an overly long hostname
parameter, which could lead to the 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).
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Pound users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=www-servers/pound-1.8.3&quot;</code>
<uri link="">Original announcement</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2005-1391</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Fri, 29 Apr 2005 17:01:33 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 29 Apr 2005 20:39:56 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 30 Apr 2005 08:11:33 +0000">