Hesiod, Python, Chromium Updates for Gentoo Linux
Posted on: 05/03/2018 08:05 AM

The following security updates are available for Gentoo Linux:

GLSA 201805-01 : hesiod: Root privilege escalation
GLSA 201805-02 : Python: Buffer overflow
GLSA 201805-03 : Chromium, Google Chrome: Multiple vulnerabilities

GLSA 201805-01 : hesiod: Root privilege escalation
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201805-01
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: hesiod: Root privilege escalation
Date: May 02, 2018
Bugs: #606652
ID: 201805-01

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability was discovered in hesiod which may allow remote
attackers to gain root privileges.

Background
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DNS functionality to access to DB of information that changes
infrequently.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-dns/hesiod <= 3.1.0 Vulnerable!
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NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
to another package if one is available or wait for the
existing packages to be marked stable by their
architecture maintainers.

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in hesiod that have
remained unaddressed. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for
details.

Impact
======

A remote or local attacker may be able to escalate privileges to root.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

Gentoo has discontinued support for hesiod and recommends that users
unmerge the package:

# emerge --unmerge "net-dns/hesiod"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2016-10151
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-10151
[ 2 ] CVE-2016-10152
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-10152

Availability
============

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201805-01

Concerns?
=========

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 2018 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.

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




GLSA 201805-02 : Python: Buffer overflow
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201805-02
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Severity: Normal
Title: Python: Buffer overflow
Date: May 02, 2018
Bugs: #637938
ID: 201805-02

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Synopsis
========

A buffer overflow in Python might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
language.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-lang/python < 2.7.14:2.7 >= 2.7.14:2.7

Description
===========

A buffer overflow was discovered in Python's PyString_DecodeEscape
function in stringobject.c.

Impact
======

Remote attackers, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted
file, could execute arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Python 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/python-2.7.14:2.7"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-1000158
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-1000158

Availability
============

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201805-02

Concerns?
=========

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
=======

Copyright 2018 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.

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




GLSA 201805-03 : Chromium, Google Chrome: Multiple vulnerabilities
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Severity: Normal
Title: Chromium, Google Chrome: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: May 02, 2018
Bugs: #654384
ID: 201805-03

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Chromium and Google Chrome,
the worst of which could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer,
faster, and more stable way for all users to experience the web.

Google Chrome is one fast, simple, and secure browser for all your
devices.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-client/chromium < 66.0.3359.139 >= 66.0.3359.139
2 www-client/google-chrome
< 66.0.3359.139 >= 66.0.3359.139
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2 affected packages

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Chromium and Google
Chrome. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers and Google Chrome
Releases for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Chromium users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=www-client/chromium-66.0.3359.139"

All Google Chrome users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge -a --oneshot -v ">=www-client/google-chrome-66.0.3359.139"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-6118
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-6118
[ 2 ] Google Chrome Release 20180426
https://chromereleases.googleblog.com/2018/04/stable-channel-update-for-desktop_26.html

Availability
============

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201805-03

Concerns?
=========

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
=======

Copyright 2018 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.

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







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