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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201503-07 ] hivex Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: hivex: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201503-07)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: March 14, 2015
Bug(s): #490990
ID: 201503-07

Synopsis

An out-of-bounds error in hivex may result in execution of
arbitrary code or Denial of Service.


Background

hivex is a library for reading and writing Windows Registry ‘hive’
binary files.


Affected Packages

Package: app-misc/hivex
Vulnerable: < 1.3.11
Unaffected: >= 1.3.11
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Manipulating a short or truncated hive file may trigger an out-of-bounds
read or write in hivex.


Impact

A context-dependent attacker could cause an application linked against
hivex to pass a short or truncated hive file, possibly resulting in
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All hivex users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/hivex-1.3.11"
   


References

CVE-2014-9273
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