GLSA 200801-18 Kazehakase: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/31/2008 12:40 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Kazehakase: Multiple vulnerabilities. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200801-18
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Kazehakase: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: January 30, 2008
Bugs: #198983
ID: 200801-18

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Synopsis
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Multiple vulnerabilities in Kazehakase could result in the execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
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Kazehakase is a web browser based on the Gecko engine.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-client/kazehakase lt; 0.5.0 gt;= 0.5.0

Description
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Kazehakase includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to multiple
buffer overflows and memory corruptions vulnerabilities (GLSA
200711-30).

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open specially crafted input
(e.g bookmarks) with Kazehakase, which could possibly lead to the
execution of arbitrary code, a Denial of Service or the disclosure of
sensitive information.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Kazehakase users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=www-client/kazehakase-0.5.0"

References
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[ 1 ] GLSA-200711-30
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-30.xml

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200801-18.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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