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Ganglia "process_path()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2009-01-16    Last Update:  2009-02-18    Views:  6,888

Secunia Advisory SA33506

Where:

From local network

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Spike Spiegel has discovered a vulnerability in Ganglia, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the "process_path()" function in gmetad/server.c. This can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow by e.g. sending a specially crafted message to the gmetad service.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 3.1.1. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Update to version 3.1.2.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Spike Spiegel

Original Advisory:
http://www.mail-archive.com/ganglia-developers@lists.sourceforge.net/msg04929.html

http://bugzilla.ganglia.info/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=223
http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=661845

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