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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Audit Vendors:   Red Hat
Audit Stack Overflow in audit_log_user_command() Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019824
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019824
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1628   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 10 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Audit. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted command argument to trigger a stack overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

The vulnerability resides in the audit_log_user_command() function in 'lib/audit_logging.c'.

Joe Nall reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.7), available at:

http://people.redhat.com/sgrubb/audit/

Vendor URL:  people.redhat.com/sgrubb/audit/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   None.


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