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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201403-07 ] grep: User-assisted execution of arbitrar Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: grep: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201403-07)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: March 26, 2014
Bug(s): #448246
ID: 201403-07

Synopsis

A vulnerability in grep could result in execution of arbitrary code
or Denial of Service.


Background

grep is the GNU regular expression matcher.

Affected Packages

Package: sys-apps/grep
Vulnerable: < 2.12
Unaffected: >= 2.12
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

An integer overflow flaw has been discovered in grep.

Impact

An attacker could entice a user to run grep on a specially crafted file,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process or a Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All grep users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/grep-2.12"
   


References

CVE-2012-5667
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