socat: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201612-23

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

Affected Packages

net-misc/socat on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.7.3.1
Unaffected versions >= 1.7.3.1

Background

socat is a multipurpose bidirectional relay, similar to netcat.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in socat. Please review the references below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or obtain confidential information.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All socat users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/socat-1.7.3.1"
 

References

Release Date
December 08, 2016

Latest Revision
December 08, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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