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|Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:26 am Post subject: [ glsa 201512-06 ] mpfr
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: MPFR: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201512-06)
Date: December 30, 2015
A buffer overflow vulnerability in MPFR could allow remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.
MPFR is a library for multiple-precision floating-point computations
with exact rounding.
Vulnerable: < 3.1.3_p4
Unaffected: >= 3.1.3_p4
Architectures: All supported architectures
MPFR fails to adequately check user-supplied input, which could lead to
a buffer overflow.
A remote attacker 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 MPFR users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/mpfr-3.1.3_p4"