GNUstep Base library: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201401-12

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

Affected Packages

gnustep-base/gnustep-base on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.20.1
Unaffected versions >= 1.20.1

Background

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

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 --verbose
 ">=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

Release Date
January 20, 2014

Latest Revision
January 20, 2014: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

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