GNU libmicrohttpd: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201402-01

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

Affected Packages

net-libs/libmicrohttpd on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.9.32
Unaffected versions >= 0.9.32

Background

GNU libmicrohttpd is a small C library that is supposed to make it easy to run an HTTP server as part of another application.

Description

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

Impact

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or obtain sensitive information.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All GNU libmicrohttpd users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/libmicrohttpd-0.9.32"
 

References

Release Date
February 02, 2014

Latest Revision
February 02, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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