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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201706-13 ] minicom Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: minicom: Remote execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 201706-13)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2017-06-06
Bug(s): #615996
ID: 201706-13

Synopsis

An out-of-bounds data access in minicom might allow remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code.


Background

Minicom is a text-based serial port communications program.

Affected Packages

Package: net-dialup/minicom
Vulnerable: < 2.7.1
Unaffected: >= 2.7.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

In minicom before version 2.7.1, the escparms[] buffer in vt100.c is
vulnerable to an overflow.


Impact

A remote attacker, able to connect to a minicom port, could possibly
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a
Denial of Service condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All minicom users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-dialup/minicom-2.7.1"
   


References

CVE-2017-7467
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