Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libevent, the worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||dev-libs/libevent on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 2.1.7_rc|
|Unaffected versions||>= 2.1.7_rc|
libevent is a library to execute a function when a specific event occurs on a file descriptor.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in libevent. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All libevent users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libevent-2.1.7_rc"
May 07, 2017
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