[SECURITY] [DSA 2323-1] radvd security update Oct 28 2011 04:33PM
Yves-Alexis Perez (corsac debian org)
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2323-1 security (at) debian (dot) org [email concealed]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Yves-Alexis Perez
October 26, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : radvd
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2011-3602 CVE-2011-3604 CVE-2011-3605
Debian Bug : 644614

Multiple security issues were discovered by Vasiliy Kulikov in radvd, an
IPv6 Router Advertisement daemon:


set_interface_var() function doesn't check the interface name, which is
chosen by an unprivileged user. This could lead to an arbitrary file
overwrite if the attacker has local access, or specific files overwrites


process_ra() function lacks multiple buffer length checks which could
lead to memory reads outside the stack, causing a crash of the daemon.


process_rs() function calls mdelay() (a function to wait for a defined
time) unconditionnally when running in unicast-only mode. As this call
is in the main thread, that means all request processing is delayed (for
a time up to MAX_RA_DELAY_TIME, 500 ms by default). An attacked could
flood the daemon with router solicitations in order to fill the input
queue, causing a temporary denial of service (processing would be
stopped during all the mdelay() calls).
Note: upstream and Debian default is to use anycast mode.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.1-3.1.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.6-1.1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.8-1.2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1:1.8-1.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your radvd packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce (at) lists.debian (dot) org [email concealed]
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