iSCSI Enterprise Target: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201201-06

Format string vulnerabilities in iSCSI Enterprise Target could result in execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

sys-block/iscsitarget on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.4.19
Unaffected versions >= 1.4.19

Background

iSCSI Enterprise Target is an open source iSCSI target with professional features.

Description

Multiple functions in usr/iscsi/isns.c of iSCSI Enterprise Target contain format string errors.

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) request, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with root privileges or cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All iSCSI Enterprise Target users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-block/iscsitarget-1.4.19"
 

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since August 11, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

References

Release Date
January 23, 2012

Latest Revision
January 23, 2012: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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