libtasn1: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201509-04

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libtasn1, the worst of which could lead to arbitrary code execution.

Affected Packages

dev-libs/libtasn1 on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.4.5
Unaffected versions >= 1.4.5

Background

libtasn1 is an ASN.1 library

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libtasn1. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libtasn1 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libtasn1-1.4.5"
 

References

Release Date
September 24, 2015

Latest Revision
September 24, 2015: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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