[Full-disclosure] [ GLSA 200504-09 ] Axel: Vulnerability in HTTP redirection handling

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Date: 04/12/05

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      Severity: Normal
         Title: Axel: Vulnerability in HTTP redirection handling
          Date: April 12, 2005
          Bugs: #88264
            ID: 200504-09

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    Synopsis
    ========

    A buffer overflow vulnerability has been found in Axel which could lead
    to the execution of arbitrary code.

    Background
    ==========

    Axel is a console-based FTP/HTTP download accelerator.

    Affected packages
    =================

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         Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1 net-misc/axel < 1.0b >= 1.0b

    Description
    ===========

    A possible buffer overflow has been reported in the HTTP redirection
    handling code in conn.c.

    Impact
    ======

    A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by setting up a
    malicious site and enticing a user to connect to it. This could
    possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions
    of the user running Axel.

    Workaround
    ==========

    There is no known workaround at this time.

    Resolution
    ==========

    All Axel users should upgrade to the latest version:

        # emerge --sync
        # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/axel-1.0b"

    References
    ==========

      [ 1 ] CAN-2005-0390
            http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0390

    Availability
    ============

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

      http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200504-09.xml

    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
    http://bugs.gentoo.org.

    License
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    Copyright 2005 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.

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

    
    

    
    

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