Firebird: Buffer overflow
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200707-01 / firebird
||July 01, 2007
||July 01, 2007: 01
All supported architectures
A vulnerability has been discovered in Firebird, allowing for the execution
of arbitrary code.
Firebird is an open source relational database that runs on Linux,
Windows, and various UNIX systems.
Cody Pierce from TippingPoint DVLabs has discovered a buffer overflow
when processing "connect" requests with an overly large "p_cnct_count"
An unauthenticated remote attacker could send a specially crafted
request to a vulnerable server, possibly resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firebird.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/firebird-2.0.1"