Pound format string vulnerability
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200405-08 / pound
||May 18, 2004
||May 22, 2006: 02
All supported architectures
There is a format string flaw in Pound, allowing remote execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the Pound process.
Pound is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end. It allows
to distribute the load on several web servers and offers a SSL wrapper
for web servers that do not support SSL directly.
A format string flaw in the processing of syslog messages was
discovered and corrected in Pound.
This flaw may allow remote execution of arbitrary code with the rights
of the Pound daemon process. By default, Gentoo uses the "nobody" user
to run the Pound daemon.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are advised to
upgrade to the latest available version of Pound.
All users of Pound should upgrade to the latest stable version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=www-servers/pound-1.6"
# emerge ">=www-servers/pound-1.6"