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[GLSA-200608-23] Heartbeat: Denial of Service Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Heartbeat: Denial of Service
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-23
(Heartbeat: Denial of Service)
Yan Rong Ge discovered that the peel_netstring() function in
cl_netstring.c does not validate the "length" parameter of user input,
which can lead to an out-of-bounds memory access when processing
certain Heartbeat messages (CVE-2006-3121). Furthermore an unspecified
local DoS issue was fixed (CVE-2006-3815).
By sending a malicious UDP Heartbeat message, even before
authentication, a remote attacker can crash the master control process
of the cluster.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Heartbeat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-cluster/heartbeat-2.0.7"
Threat Level: Medium
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