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[ GLSA 202310-11 ] less: Denial service


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 202310-11
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: less: Denial service
Date: October 10, 2023
Bugs: #893530
ID: 202310-11

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Synopsis
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A filtering bypass in less may allow denial of service.

Background
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less is a pager and text file viewer.

Affected packages
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Package Vulnerable Unaffected
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sys-apps/less < 608-r2 >= 608-r2

Description
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less suffered from a flaw in its terminal escape sequence handling which
made its filtering incomplete.

Impact
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Malicious input could clear the terminal output or otherwise manipulate
it with faked interactions.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All less users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/less-608-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2022-46663
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2022-46663

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/202310-11

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 2023 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