Oops!: Remote code execution — GLSA 200505-02

The Oops! proxy server contains a remotely exploitable format string vulnerability, which could potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-proxy/oops on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.5.24_pre20050503
Unaffected versions >= 1.5.24_pre20050503

Background

Oops! is an advanced, multithreaded caching web proxy.

Description

A format string flaw has been detected in the my_xlog() function of the Oops! proxy, which is called by the passwd_mysql and passwd_pgsql module's auth() functions.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted HTTP request to the Oops! proxy, potentially triggering this vulnerability and leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Oops! users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-proxy/oops-1.5.24_pre20050503"

References

Release Date
May 05, 2005

Latest Revision
May 05, 2005: 02

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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