Botan: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201612-38

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Botan, the worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

dev-libs/botan on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.10.12
Unaffected versions >= 1.10.12

Background

Botan (Japanese for peony) is a cryptography library written in C++11.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Botan. 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 Botan users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/botan-1.10.12"
 

References

Release Date
December 13, 2016

Latest Revision
December 13, 2016: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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