Joined: 12 May 2004
|Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201503-07 ] hivex
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: hivex: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201503-07)
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: March 14, 2015
An out-of-bounds error in hivex may result in execution of
arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
hivex is a library for reading and writing Windows Registry ‘hive’
Vulnerable: < 1.3.11
Unaffected: >= 1.3.11
Architectures: All supported architectures
Manipulating a short or truncated hive file may trigger an out-of-bounds
read or write in hivex.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All hivex users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/hivex-1.3.11"