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tftp-hpa: Remote buffer overflow


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201206-12 / tftp-hpa
Release Date June 21, 2012
Latest Revision June 21, 2012: draft
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-ftp/tftp-hpa < 5.1 >= 5.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #374001


A vulnerability was found in tftp-hpa, which leads to remote execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


tftp-hpa is the port of the OpenBSD TFTP server.


A vulnerability has been discovered in tftp-hpa. Please review the CVE identifier referenced below for details.


The vulnerability might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All tftp-hpa users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/tftp-hpa-5.1"

4.  References


Page updated June 21, 2012

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