DistCC Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Published: 2012-08-23 14:02:21
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Recommendations:
Vendor updates are available. Please see the references for more information. For more information about DistCC's security see the references.

Summary:
DistCC 2.x, as used in XCode 1.5 and others, when not configured to restrict access to the server port, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via compilation jobs, which are executed by the server without authorization checks.

Impact:
DistCC by default trusts its clients completely that in turn could allow a malicious client to execute arbitrary commands on the server.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Remote Vulnerability

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

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2004-2687

References:

https://distcc.github.io/security.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20150511045306/http://archives.neohapsis.com:80/archives/bugtraq/2005-03/0183.html

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3

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