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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201512-11
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 Severity: High
    Title: Firebird: Buffer Overflow
     Date: December 30, 2015
     Bugs: #460780
       ID: 201512-11

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Synopsis
=======
A buffer overflow in Firebird might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
=========
Firebird is a multi-platform, open source relational database.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-db/firebird         < 2.5.3.26780.0-r3   >= 2.5.3.26780.0-r3

Description
==========
The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing requests
from remote clients.

Impact
=====
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

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

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=dev-db/firebird-2.5.3.26780.0-r3"

NOTE: Firebird package was moved to the testing branch (unstable) of
Gentoo. There is currently no stable version of Firebird, and  there
will be no further GLSAs for this package.

References
=========
[ 1 ] CVE-2013-2492
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-2492

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

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201512-11

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.

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

Gentoo: GLSA-201512-11: Firebird: Buffer Overflow

A buffer overflow in Firebird might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Summary

The vulnerability is caused due to an error when processing requests from remote clients.

Resolution

All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=dev-db/firebird-2.5.3.26780.0-r3"
NOTE: Firebird package was moved to the testing branch (unstable) of Gentoo. There is currently no stable version of Firebird, and there will be no further GLSAs for this package.

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2013-2492 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-2492

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201512-11

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.

Severity
Severity: High
Title: Firebird: Buffer Overflow
Date: December 30, 2015
Bugs: #460780
ID: 201512-11

Synopsis

A buffer overflow in Firebird might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background

Firebird is a multi-platform, open source relational database.

Affected Packages

------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 dev-db/firebird < 2.5.3.26780.0-r3 >= 2.5.3.26780.0-r3

Impact

===== A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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