Axel: Vulnerability in HTTP redirection handling
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200504-09 / Axel
||April 12, 2005
||April 12, 2005: 01
All supported architectures
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in Axel which could lead to
the execution of arbitrary code.
Axel is a console-based FTP/HTTP download accelerator.
A possible buffer overflow has been reported in the HTTP
redirection handling code in conn.c.
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by setting up a
malicious site and enticing a user to connect to it. This could
possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions
of the user running Axel.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Axel users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/axel-1.0b"