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<title>Linux Audit: Buffer overflow</title>
<synopsis>
A buffer overflow vulnerability in Linux Audit may allow local attackers to
execute arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">audit</product>
<announced>July 31, 2008</announced>
<revised>July 31, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>215705</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="sys-process/audit" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.7.3</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.7.3</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Linux Audit is a set of userspace utilities for storing and processing
auditing records.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
A stack-based buffer overflow has been reported in the
audit_log_user_command() function in the file lib/audit_logging.c when
processing overly long arguments.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A local attacker could execute a specially crafted command on the host
running Linux Audit, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running Linux Audit.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Linux Audit users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=sys-process/audit-1.7.3&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1628">CVE-2008-1628</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 21 Jul 2008 20:07:20 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 21 Jul 2008 20:07:28 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>