GLSA 201403-02: LibYAML: Arbitrary code execution
Posted on: 03/09/2014 08:34 AM

A LibYAML update has been released for Gentoo Linux


GLSA 201403-02: LibYAML: Arbitrary code execution


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201403-02
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: LibYAML: Arbitrary code execution
Date: March 08, 2014
Bugs: #499920
ID: 201403-02

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Synopsis
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A Vulnerability in LibYAML could result in execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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LibYAML is a YAML 1.1 parser and emitter written in C.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/libyaml < 0.1.5 >= 0.1.5

Description
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A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way libyaml parsed
YAML tags.

Impact
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A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted YAML document which
when parsed by LibYAML, would cause the application to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code with the privileges the user who is
running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All LibYAML users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libyaml-0.1.5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2013-6393
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-6393

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-201403-02.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
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2014 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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