GNUStep Base gdomap denial of service

gnustep-cve20142980-dos (92688) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

GNUStep Base is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by the attempt to log an error message while handling an invalid request by gdomap. By sending a specially-crafted request, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Refer to GNUStep Web site for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • GNUStep Web site: GNUStep.
  • Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 1089857: CVE-2014-2980 gnustep-base: incorrect log handling leading to gdomap denial of service.
  • BID-66992: gdomap Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
  • CVE-2014-2980: Tools/gdomap.c in gdomap in GNUstep Base 1.24.6 and earlier, when run in daemon mode, does not properly handle the file descriptor for the logger, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (abort) via an invalid request.
  • SA58104: GNUstep Base gdomap Denial of Service Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • GNUStep Base 1.24.6

Reported:

Apr 22, 2014

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