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<glsa id="201512-11">
<title>Firebird: Buffer Overflow</title>
<synopsis>A buffer overflow in Firebird might allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">firebird</product>
<announced>December 30, 2015</announced>
<revised>December 30, 2015: 1</revised>
<package name="dev-db/firebird" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge"></unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt"></vulnerable>
<p>Firebird is a multi-platform, open source relational database.</p>
<p>The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing requests
from remote clients.
<impact type="high">
<p>A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
<p>NOTE: Firebird package was moved to the testing branch (unstable) of
Gentoo. There is currently no stable version of Firebird, and there will
be no further GLSAs for this package.
<uri link="">CVE-2013-2492</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:57:42 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 30 Dec 2015 16:24:28 +0000">