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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 3:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201512-09 ] encfs Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: encfs: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201512-09)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: December 30, 2015
Bug(s): #510290
ID: 201512-09

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in encfs, the worst of
which can allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a
Denial of Service condition.


Background

Encfs is an implementation of encrypted filesystem in user-space using
FUSE.


Affected Packages

Package: sys-fs/encfs
Vulnerable: < 1.7.5
Unaffected: >= 1.7.5
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in encfs. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

A local attacker can utilize a possible buffer overflow in the
encodeName method of StreamNameIO and BlockNameIO to execute arbitrary
code or cause a Denial of Service. Also multiple weak cryptographics
practices have been found in encfs.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All encfs users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-fs/encfs-1.7.5"
   


References

CVE-2014-3462
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