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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0241

Original release date: 01/21/2009
Last revised: 06/13/2009
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Stack-based buffer overflow in the process_path function in gmetad/server.c in Ganglia 3.1.1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a request to the gmetad service with a long pathname.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/23/2009)
Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2009-0241 The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having moderate security impact, a future update of Red Hat HPC Solution may address this flaw. More information regarding issue severity can be found here: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://bugzilla.ganglia.info/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=223
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33506
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [Ganglia-developers] 20090113 patches for: [Sec] Gmetad server BoF and network overload + [Feature] multiple requests per conn on interactive port
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34228
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:011
External Source: BID
Name: 33299
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35416
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200903-22

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