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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-12

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-12
Posted Jun 22, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-12 - A vulnerability was found in tftp-hpa, which leads to remote execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 5.1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2011-2199
MD5 | b05f934d4752b8fbbea52f0668f520cd

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201206-12

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Severity: High
Title: tftp-hpa: Remote buffer overflow
Date: June 21, 2012
Bugs: #374001
ID: 201206-12

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

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

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-ftp/tftp-hpa < 5.1 >= 5.1

Description
===========

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

Impact
======

The vulnerability might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary
code.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

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

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

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2011-2199
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-2199

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201206-12.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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