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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 202003-41 ] GNU FriBidi Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: GNU FriBidi: Heap-based buffer overflow (GLSA 202003-41)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local, remote
Date: 2020-03-19
Bug(s): #699338
ID: 202003-41

Synopsis

A heap-based buffer overflow in GNU FriBidi might allow remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code.


Background

The Free Implementation of the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-libs/fribidi
Vulnerable: < 1.0.8
Unaffected: >= 1.0.8
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability was found in GNU FriBidi.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly cause a memory corruption, 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 FriBidi users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/fribidi-1.0.8"
   


References

CVE-2019-18397
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