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pWhois Layer Four Traceroute 3.x vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#946652

Original Release Date: 2011-04-04 | Last Revised: 2011-04-04

Overview

Given a specific set of command line arguments, Layer Four Traceroute (lft) will produce a segmentation fault leading to a possible privilege escalation vulnerability.

Description

pWhois Layer Four Traceroute 3.x contains a vulnerability when parsing command line arguments. Earlier versions of Layer Four Traceroute may also be vulnerable. Some distributions that package Layer Four Traceroute are not vulnerable because they do not install the 'lft' binary SETUID root.

Impact

If Layer Four Traceroute is installed SETUID root, a local attacker may be able to exploit the vulnerability for privilege escalation.

Solution

Apply an Update

Upgrade to Layer Four Traceroute 3.3 or later.

Workaround


If upgrading to the latest version is not possible, do not install Layer Four Traceroute SETUID root. This will limit the application functionality for unprivileged users.

Vendor Information

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pwhois_lft

Notified:  January 19, 2011 Updated:  April 04, 2011

Status

  Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

http://pwhois.org/lft/

Addendum

There are no additional comments at this time.

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Red Hat, Inc.

Notified:  February 22, 2011 Updated:  April 04, 2011

Status

  Not Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

There are no additional comments at this time.

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SUSE Linux

Notified:  February 22, 2011 Updated:  April 04, 2011

Status

  Not Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

There are no additional comments at this time.

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Slackware Linux Inc.

Notified:  February 22, 2011 Updated:  April 04, 2011

Status

  Not Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

There are no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Ubuntu

Notified:  February 22, 2011 Updated:  April 04, 2011

Status

  Not Affected

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

There are no additional comments at this time.

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Debian GNU/Linux

Notified:  February 22, 2011 Updated:  February 22, 2011

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

There are no additional comments at this time.

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FreeBSD Project

Notified:  February 22, 2011 Updated:  February 22, 2011

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

There are no additional comments at this time.

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Gentoo Linux

Notified:  February 22, 2011 Updated:  February 22, 2011

Status

  Unknown

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

We are not aware of further vendor information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

There are no additional comments at this time.

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CVSS Metrics

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References

Credit

Thanks to Markus Gothe for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jared Allar.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2011-0765
Date Public: 2011-04-04
Date First Published: 2011-04-04
Date Last Updated: 2011-04-04 14:16 UTC
Document Revision: 17

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