Pound is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||www-servers/pound on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.8.3|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.8.3|
Pound is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end.
Steven Van Acker has discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the "add_port()" function in Pound.
A remote attacker could send a request for an overly long hostname parameter, which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the Pound daemon process (by default, Gentoo uses the "nobody" user to run the Pound daemon).
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Pound users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/pound-1.8.3"
April 30, 2005
May 22, 2006: 02