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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201310-15 ] GNU Automake: Multiple vulnerabilities Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: GNU Automake: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201310-15)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: October 25, 2013
Bug(s): #295357, #426336
ID: 201310-15

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in GNU Automake, allowing
local arbitrary command execution with the privileges of the user running
an Automake-based build.


Background

GNU Automake is a tool for automatically generating Makefile.in files
compliant with the GNU Coding Standards.


Affected Packages

Package: sys-devel/automake
Vulnerable: < 1.11.6
Unaffected: >= 1.11.6
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNU Automake. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A local attacker could execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of
the user running an Automake-based build.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Automake users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-devel/automake-1.11.6"
   


References

CVE-2009-4029
CVE-2012-3386
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