Analog: Denial of Service — GLSA 200903-40

A Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in Analog.

Affected Packages

app-admin/analog on all architectures
Affected versions < 6.0-r2
Unaffected versions >= 6.0-r2

Background

Analog is a a webserver log analyzer.

Description

Diego E. Petteno reported that the Analog package in Gentoo is built with its own copy of bzip2, making it vulnerable to CVE-2008-1372 (GLSA 200804-02).

Impact

A local attacker could place specially crafted log files into a log directory being analyzed by analog, e.g. /var/log/apache, resulting in a crash when being processed by the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Analog users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/analog-6.0-r2"

NOTE: Analog is now linked against the system bzip2 library.

References

Release Date
March 29, 2009

Latest Revision
March 29, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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