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|Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201502-07 ] libevent
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: libevent: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201502-07)
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: February 07, 2015
Multiple integer overflow errors in libevent could result in
execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
libevent is a library to execute a function when a specific event occurs
on a file descriptor.
Vulnerable: < 2.0.22
Unaffected: >= 2.0.22
Architectures: All supported architectures
Multiple integer overflow errors in libevent could cause a heap-based
A context-dependent attacker could cause an application linked against
libevent to pass an excessively long input through evbuffer, 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 libevent users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libevent-2.0.22"
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