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<glsa id="200608-18">
<title>Net::Server: Format string vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
A format string vulnerability has been reported in Net::Server which can be
exploited to cause a Denial of Service.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">net-server</product>
<announced>August 10, 2006</announced>
<revised>August 10, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>142386</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-perl/net-server" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.88</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.88</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Net::Server is an extensible, generic Perl server engine. It is used by
several Perl applications like Postgrey.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
The log function of Net::Server does not handle format string
specifiers properly before they are sent to syslog.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
By sending a specially crafted datastream to an application using
Net::Server, an attacker could cause a Denial of Service.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Net::Server should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-perl/net-server-0.88&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1127">CVE-2005-1127</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 07 Aug 2006 08:06:01 +0000">
falco
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 07 Aug 2006 12:30:18 +0000">
dizzutch
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 08 Aug 2006 10:05:21 +0000">
vorlon078
</metadata>
</glsa>