A vulnerability was discovered in dpkg which could potentially lead to arbitrary code execution.
|Package||app-arch/dpkg on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.17.26|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.17.26|
Debian package management system.
Gentoo Linux developer, Hanno Böck, discovered an off-by-one error in the dpkg-deb component of dpkg, the Debian package management system, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.
An attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code if an user or an automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted Debian binary package (.deb).
There is no known workaround at this time.
All dpkg users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/dpkg-1.17.26"
December 04, 2016
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