tftp-hpa: Remote buffer overflow — GLSA 201206-12

A vulnerability was found in tftp-hpa, which leads to remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-ftp/tftp-hpa on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.1
Unaffected versions >= 5.1

Background

tftp-hpa is the port of the OpenBSD TFTP server.

Description

A vulnerability has been discovered in tftp-hpa. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.

Impact

The vulnerability might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All tftp-hpa users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/tftp-hpa-5.1"
 

References

Release Date
June 21, 2012

Latest Revision
June 21, 2012: draft

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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