Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in socat, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||net-misc/socat on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 184.108.40.206|
|Unaffected versions||>= 220.127.116.11|
socat is a multipurpose bidirectional relay, similar to netcat.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in socat. Please review the references below for details.
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or obtain confidential information.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All socat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/socat-18.104.22.168"
December 08, 2016
December 08, 2016: 1