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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200501-21
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: HylaFAX: hfaxd unauthorized login vulnerability
      Date: January 11, 2005
      Bugs: #75941
        ID: 200501-21

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Synopsis
=======
HylaFAX is subject to a vulnerability in its username matching code,
potentially allowing remote users to bypass access control lists.

Background
=========
HylaFAX is a software package for sending and receiving facsimile
messages.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package           /  Vulnerable  /                     Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-misc/hylafax     < 4.2.0-r2                       >= 4.2.0-r2

Description
==========
The code used by hfaxd to match a given username and hostname with an
entry in the hosts.hfaxd file is insufficiently protected against
malicious entries.

Impact
=====
If the HylaFAX installation uses a weak hosts.hfaxd file, a remote
attacker could authenticate using a malicious username or hostname and
bypass the intended access restrictions.

Workaround
=========
As a workaround, administrators may consider adding passwords to all
entries in the hosts.hfaxd file.

Resolution
=========
All HylaFAX users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/hylafax-4.2.0-r2"

Note: Due to heightened security, weak entries in the hosts.hfaxd file
may no longer work. Please see the HylaFAX documentation for details of
accepted syntax in the hosts.hfaxd file.

References
=========
  [ 1 ] CAN-2004-1182
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1182
  [ 2 ] HylaFAX Announcement
        http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=hylafax&m=110545119911558&w=2

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

  https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200501-21

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 2005 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.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Gentoo: GLSA-200501-21: HylaFAX: hfaxd unauthorized login vulnerability

HylaFAX is subject to a vulnerability in its username matching code, potentially allowing remote users to bypass access control lists.

Summary

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200501-21 https://security.gentoo.org/ Severity: Normal Title: HylaFAX: hfaxd unauthorized login vulnerability Date: January 11, 2005 Bugs: #75941 ID: 200501-21

Synopsis ======= HylaFAX is subject to a vulnerability in its username matching code, potentially allowing remote users to bypass access control lists.
Background ========= HylaFAX is a software package for sending and receiving facsimile messages.
Affected packages ================ ------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 net-misc/hylafax < 4.2.0-r2 >= 4.2.0-r2
========== The code used by hfaxd to match a given username and hostname with an entry in the hosts.hfaxd file is insufficiently protected against malicious entries.
Impact ===== If the HylaFAX installation uses a weak hosts.hfaxd file, a remote attacker could authenticate using a malicious username or hostname and bypass the intended access restrictions.
Workaround ========= As a workaround, administrators may consider adding passwords to all entries in the hosts.hfaxd file.
Resolution ========= All HylaFAX users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/hylafax-4.2.0-r2"
Note: Due to heightened security, weak entries in the hosts.hfaxd file may no longer work. Please see the HylaFAX documentation for details of accepted syntax in the hosts.hfaxd file.
References ========= [ 1 ] CAN-2004-1182 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1182 [ 2 ] HylaFAX Announcement http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=hylafax&m=110545119911558&w=2
Availability =========== This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/200501-21
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 2005 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.
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

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