mDNSResponder: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201201-05

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in mDNSResponder, which could lead to execution of arbitrary code with root privileges.

Affected Packages

net-misc/mDNSResponder on all architectures
Affected versions < 212.1
Unaffected versions >= 212.1

Background

mDNSResponder is a component of Apple's Bonjour, an initiative for zero-configuration networking.

Description

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

Impact

A local or remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with root privileges or cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All mDNSResponder users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/mDNSResponder-212.1"
 

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since November 21, 2009. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

References

Release Date
January 22, 2012

Latest Revision
January 22, 2012: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

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