Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in MCrypt, allowing attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.
|Package||app-crypt/mcrypt on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.6.8-r2|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.6.8-r2|
MCrypt is a replacement of the old unix crypt(1) utility.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in MCrypt:
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file using MCrypt, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All MCrypt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-crypt/mcrypt-2.6.8-r2"