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Firebird: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200803-02 / firebird
Release Date March 02, 2008
Latest Revision March 02, 2008: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-db/firebird < >= All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #208034


Multiple vulnerabilities in Firebird may allow the remote execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Firebird is a multi-platform, open source relational database.


Firebird does not properly handle certain types of XDR requests, resulting in an integer overflow (CVE-2008-0387). Furthermore, it is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when processing usernames (CVE-2008-0467).


A remote attacker could send specially crafted XDR requests or an overly long username to the vulnerable server, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

3.  Resolution Information


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-"

4.  References


Page updated March 02, 2008

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