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GLSA 202211-02 : lesspipe: Arbitrary Code Exeecution

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 202211-02
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: lesspipe: Arbitrary Code Exeecution
Date: November 10, 2022
Bugs: #865631
ID: 202211-02

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability has been found in lesspipe which could result in
arbitrary code execution.

Background
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lesspipe is a preprocessor for less.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-text/lesspipe < 2.06 >= 2.06

Description
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lesspipe has support for parsing Perl storable ("PST") files,

Impact
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A crafted Perl storable file which is passed into lesspipe could result
in arbitrary code execution.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All lesspipe users should update to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/lesspipe-2.06"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2022-44542
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2022-44542

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202211-02

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 2022 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.

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