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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Logsurfer Vendors:   DFN-CERT
Logsurfer Double Free Memory Error in prepare_exec() Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026198
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026198
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-3626   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 20 2012
Original Entry Date:  Oct 18 2011
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 1.5b and prior versions; 1.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Logsurfer. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can trigger a double free memory error in prepare_exec() and cause the application to crash.

Gregor Kopf of Recurity Labs GmbH reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available at:

http://logsurfer.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=logsurfer/logsurfer;a=commit;h=07983748da9ea3d4954b80f02fed692fe21b1134

Vendor URL:  www.crypt.gen.nz/logsurfer/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 20 2012 (Gentoo Issues Fix) Logsurfer Double Free Memory Error in prepare_exec() Lets Local Users Deny Service
Gentoo has issued a fix.



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