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.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
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
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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[Ganglia-developers] 20090113 patches for: [Sec] Gmetad server BoF and network overload + [Feature] multiple requests per conn on interactive port
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