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://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg04929.html
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