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|Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201403-02 ] LibYAML: Arbitrary code execution
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: LibYAML: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201403-02)
Date: March 08, 2014
A Vulnerability in LibYAML could result in execution of arbitrary
LibYAML is a YAML 1.1 parser and emitter written in C.
Vulnerable: < 0.1.5
Unaffected: >= 0.1.5
Architectures: All supported architectures
A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libyaml parsed
A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted YAML document which
when parsed by LibYAML, would cause the application to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges the user who is
running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All LibYAML users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libyaml-0.1.5"
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