libproxy: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 201404-02

A buffer overflow in libproxy might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-libs/libproxy on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.4.10
Unaffected versions >= 0.4.10

Background

libproxy is a library for automatic proxy configuration management.

Description

A boundary error when processing the proxy.pac file could cause a stack-based buffer overflow.

Impact

A man-in-the-middle attacker could provide a specially crafted proxy.pac file on a remote server, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libproxy users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/libproxy-0.4.10"
 

References

Release Date
April 07, 2014

Latest Revision
April 07, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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