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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201502-14 ] grep Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: grep: Denial of Service (GLSA 201502-14)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: February 25, 2015
Bug(s): #537046
ID: 201502-14

Synopsis

A vulnerability in grep could result in Denial of Service.

Background

grep is the GNU regular expression matcher.

Affected Packages

Package: sys-apps/grep
Vulnerable: < 2.21-r1
Unaffected: >= 2.21-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A heap buffer overrun has been fixed in the bmexec_trans function in
kwset.c.


Impact

A local user can cause Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All grep users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/grep-2.21-r1"
   


References

CVE-2015-1345


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