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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201507-12

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201507-12
Posted Jul 13, 2015
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201507-12 - A buffer overflow in libcapsinetwork might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service condition. Versions less than or equal to 0.3.0-r2 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, overflow
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2015-0841
MD5 | d1ccbb81ac94da13484d5a2040ba667f

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201507-12

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Severity: Normal
Title: libCapsiNetwork: Denial of Service
Date: July 10, 2015
Bugs: #544324
ID: 201507-12

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Synopsis
========

A buffer overflow in libcapsinetwork might allow remote attackers to
cause a Denial of Service condition.

Background
==========

libCapsiNetwork is a C++ network library to allow fast development of
server daemon processes.

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------
Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
-------------------------------------------------------------------
1 net-libs/libcapsinetwork-0.3.0-r2
<= Vulnerable!
-------------------------------------------------------------------
NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
to another package if one is available or wait for the
existing packages to be marked stable by their
architecture maintainers.

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

An off-by-one buffer overflow in libcapsinetwork network handling code
is discovered.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to
application, that is linked with libcapsinetwork, possibly resulting in
a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

Gentoo discontinued support for libcapsinetwork.
We recommend that users unmerge it:

# emerge --unmerge 'net-libs/libcapsinetwork'

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2015-0841
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-0841

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201507-12

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 2015 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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