SUSE has issued an update for libproxy. This fixes two vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.
1) A boundary error within the "url::get_pac()" function when handling the proxy.pac auto-configuration file from a remote server can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow via a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack.
2) An error within the "px_pac_reload()" function when handling the Content-Length header while downloading a proxy.pac auto-configuration file can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attack.
Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow execution of arbitrary code.
Solution: Apply updated packages via the zypper package manager.
Provided and/or discovered by: 1) Tomas Mraz, Red Hat
2) Red Hat Security Response Team
Original Advisory: openSUSE-SU-2012:1375-1:
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