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Gentoo: 201309-20 Dropbear: Multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Dropbear, the worst of which could lead to arbitrary code execution.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201309-20
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Dropbear: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: September 26, 2013
     Bugs: #328409, #405607
       ID: 201309-20

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Dropbear, the worst of
which could lead to arbitrary code execution.

Background
==========

Dropbear is an SSH server and client designed with a small memory
footprint.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-misc/dropbear           < 2012.55                 >= 2012.55

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

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Dropbear. Please
review the CVE identifier and Gentoo bug referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to trigger a
use-after-free condition, possibly resulting in arbitrary code
execution or a Denial of Service condition. Additionally, the bundled
version of libtommath has an error in its prime number generation,
which could result in the generation of weak keys.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Dropbear users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/dropbear-2012.55"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2012-0920
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-0920
[ 2 ] libtommath Gentoo bug
      https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=328383

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

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201309-20.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

Copyright 2013 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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