Joined: 12 May 2004
|Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201706-13 ] minicom
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: minicom: Remote execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201706-13)
An out-of-bounds data access in minicom might allow remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code.
Minicom is a text-based serial port communications program.
Vulnerable: < 2.7.1
Unaffected: >= 2.7.1
Architectures: All supported architectures
In minicom before version 2.7.1, the escparms buffer in vt100.c is
vulnerable to an overflow.
A remote attacker, able to connect to a minicom port, could possibly
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a
Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All minicom users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dialup/minicom-2.7.1"