Gentoo: 201401-12 GNUstep Base library: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in GNUstep Base library, the worst of which allow execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201401-12
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 Severity: High
    Title: GNUstep Base library: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: January 20, 2014
     Bugs: #325577
       ID: 201401-12

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in GNUstep Base library, the
worst of which allow execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

GNUstep Base library is a free software package implementing the API of
the OpenStep Foundation Kit (tm), including later additions.

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

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  gnustep-base/gnustep-base
                                  < 1.20.1                  >= 1.20.1

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

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNUstep Base library.
Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A context-dependent attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code. A
local attacker could possibly read arbitrary files.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All GNUstep Base library users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=gnustep-base/gnustep-base-1.20.1"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these
packages.

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since August 13, 2010. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2010-1457
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-1457
[ 2 ] CVE-2010-1620
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-1620

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

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201401-12.xml

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 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