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|Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201403-07 ] grep: User-assisted execution of arbitrar
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: grep: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201403-07)
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: March 26, 2014
A vulnerability in grep could result in execution of arbitrary code
or Denial of Service.
grep is the GNU regular expression matcher.
Vulnerable: < 2.12
Unaffected: >= 2.12
Architectures: All supported architectures
An integer overflow flaw has been discovered in grep.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All grep users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/grep-2.12"