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Secunia Security Advisory 50255

Secunia Security Advisory 50255
Posted Aug 16, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Performance Co-Pilot, which can be exploited by malicious users and malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and compromise a vulnerable system.

tags | advisory, denial of service, vulnerability
MD5 | 599ee4a3c4a6f63d4726f83acad6ae6b

Secunia Security Advisory 50255

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TITLE:
Performance Co-Pilot Multiple Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA50255

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/50255/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50255

RELEASE DATE:
2012-08-16

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/50255/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
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* Impact
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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=50255

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* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Performance Co-Pilot,
which can be exploited by malicious users and malicious people to
cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and compromise a vulnerable system.

1) Some integer overflow errors within the libpcp protocol decoding
functions can be exploited to cause buffer overflows.

2) Some errors within the libpcp protocol decoding functions can be
exploited to cause heap-based buffer overflows.

3) Two memory leak errors within libpcp can be exploited to cause a
crash.

4) An error within the "pduread()" function (libpcp/src/pdu.c) when
handling certain events can be exploited to cause a crash.

The vulnerabilities are reported in versions prior to 3.6.5.

SOLUTION:
Update to version 3.6.5.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Florian Weimer, Red Hat

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://oss.sgi.com/projects/pcp/news.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=841698
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=841702
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=841704
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=841706

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
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