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|Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 9:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200805-11 ] Chicken: Multiple vulnerabilities
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Chicken: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 200805-11)
Date: May 12, 2008
Multiple vulnerabilities in Chicken could result in the execution of
Chicken is a Scheme interpreter and native Scheme to C compiler.
Vulnerable: < 3.1.0
Unaffected: >= 3.1.0
Architectures: All supported architectures
Chicken includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to multiple buffer
overflows and memory corruption vulnerabilities (GLSA 200711-30).
An attacker could entice a user to process specially crafted regular
expressions with Chicken, which could possibly lead to the execution of
arbitrary code, a Denial of Service or the disclosure of sensitive
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Chicken users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-scheme/chicken-3.1.0"
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