Oops!: Remote code execution
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200505-02 / oops
||May 05, 2005
||May 05, 2005: 02
All supported architectures
The Oops! proxy server contains a remotely exploitable format string
vulnerability, which could potentially lead to the execution of arbitrary
Oops! is an advanced, multithreaded caching web proxy.
A format string flaw has been detected in the my_xlog() function of the
Oops! proxy, which is called by the passwd_mysql and passwd_pgsql
module's auth() functions.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted HTTP request to the
Oops! proxy, potentially triggering this vulnerability and leading to
the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Oops! users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-proxy/oops-1.5.24_pre20050503"