Multiple stack-based buffer overflows were discovered in Firebird.
|Package||dev-db/firebird on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 188.8.131.5281.0-r2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 184.108.40.20681.0-r2|
Firebird is a multi-platfrom, open source relational database.
Adriano Lima and Ramon de Carvalho Valle reported that functions isc_attach_database() and isc_create_database() do not perform proper boundary checking when processing their input.
A remote attacker could send specially crafted requests to the Firebird server on TCP port 3050, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Firebird (usually firebird).
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Firebird users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-db/firebird-220.127.116.1181.0-r2"
December 09, 2007
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