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    Debian: DSA-2533-1: pcp security update

    Date 23 Aug 2012
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that Performance Co-Pilot (pcp), a framework for performance monitoring, contains several vulnerabilites. CVE-2012-3418
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2533-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
    August 23, 2012                        https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : pcp
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2012-3418 CVE-2012-3419 CVE-2012-3420 CVE-2012-3421
    
    It was discovered that Performance Co-Pilot (pcp), a framework for
    performance monitoring, contains several vulnerabilites.
    
    CVE-2012-3418
    	Multiple buffer overflows in the PCP protocol decoders can
    	cause PCP clients and servers to crash or, potentially,
    	execute arbitrary code while processing crafted PDUs.
    
    CVE-2012-3419
    	The "linux" PMDA used by the pmcd daemon discloses sensitive
    	information from the /proc file system to unauthenticated
    	clients.
    
    CVE-2012-3420
    	Multiple memory leaks processing crafted requests can cause
    	pmcd to consume large amounts of memory and eventually crash.
    
    CVE-2012-3421
    	Incorrect event-driven programming allows malicious clients to
    	prevent other clients from accessing the pmcd daemon.
    
    To address the information disclosure vulnerability, CVE-2012-3419, a
    new "proc" PMDA was introduced, which is disabled by default.  If you
    need access to this information, you need to enable the "proc" PMDA.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.3.3-squeeze2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 3.6.5.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your pcp packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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