nginx: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201310-04

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in nginx, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

www-servers/nginx on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.4.1-r2
Unaffected versions >= 1.4.1-r2

Background

nginx is a robust, small, and high performance HTTP and reverse proxy server.

Description

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

Impact

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition. Furthermore, a context-dependent attacker may be able to obtain sensitive information.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All nginx users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/nginx-1.4.1-r2"
 

References

Release Date
October 06, 2013

Latest Revision
October 06, 2013: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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