OpenSLP: Multiple buffer overflows — GLSA 200503-25

Multiple buffer overflows have been found in OpenSLP, which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-libs/openslp on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.2.1
Unaffected versions >= 1.2.1

Background

OpenSLP is an open-source implementation of Service Location Protocol (SLP).

Description

Multiple buffer overflows have been found in OpenSLP, when handling malformed SLP packets.

Impact

By sending specially crafted SLP packets, a remote attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code with the rights of the OpenSLP daemon.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All OpenSLP users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/openslp-1.2.1"

References

Release Date
March 20, 2005

Latest Revision
May 22, 2006: 02

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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