Chicken: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201612-54

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

Affected Packages

dev-scheme/chicken on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.10.0-r1
Unaffected versions >= 4.10.0-r1

Background

Chicken is a scheme interpreter and native scheme to C compiler.

Description

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

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-scheme/chicken-4.10.0-r1"
 

References

Release Date
December 31, 2016

Latest Revision
December 31, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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