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<glsa id="200803-02">
<title>Firebird: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
Multiple vulnerabilities in Firebird may allow the remote execution of
arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">firebird</product>
<announced>March 02, 2008</announced>
<revised>March 02, 2008: 01</revised>
<package name="dev-db/firebird" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge"></unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt"></vulnerable>
Firebird is a multi-platform, open source relational database.
Firebird does not properly handle certain types of XDR requests,
resulting in an integer overflow (CVE-2008-0387). Furthermore, it is
vulnerable to a buffer overflow when processing usernames
<impact type="high">
A remote attacker could send specially crafted XDR requests or an
overly long username to the vulnerable server, possibly resulting in
the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-db/firebird-;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-0387</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-0467</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 25 Feb 2008 20:05:19 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 25 Feb 2008 20:05:28 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 28 Feb 2008 12:57:14 +0000">