Debian Security Advisory DSA 967-1 (elog)

Published: 2008-01-17 22:07:13
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 2.5.7+r1558-4+sarge2. For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 2.6.1+r1642-1. We recommend that you upgrade your elog Linux Distribution Package.

The remote host is missing an update to elog announced via advisory DSA 967-1. Several security problems have been found in elog, an electonic logbook to manage notes. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project identifies the following problems: CVE-2005-4439 GroundZero Security discovered that elog insufficiently checks the size of a buffer used for processing URL parameters, which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code. CVE-2006-0347 It was discovered that elog contains a directory traveral vulnerability in the processing of ../ sequences in URLs, which might lead to information disclosure. CVE-2006-0348 The code to write the log file contained a format string vulnerability, which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code. CVE-2006-0597 Overly long revision attributes might trigger a crash due to a buffer overflow. CVE-2006-0598 The code to write the log file does not enforce bounds checks properly, which might lead to the execution of arbitrary code. CVE-2006-0599 elog emitted different errors messages for invalid passwords and invalid users, which allows an attacker to probe for valid user names. CVE-2006-0600 An attacker could be driven into infinite redirection with a crafted fail request, which has denial of service potential. The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain elog Linux Distribution Packages.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

CVSS Score
Debian Local Security Checks

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