mbed TLS: Multiple vulnerabilites — GLSA 201804-19

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in mbed TLS, the worst of which could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-libs/mbedtls on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.7.2
Unaffected versions >= 2.7.2

Background

mbed TLS (previously PolarSSL) is an “easy to understand, use, integrate and expand” implementation of the TLS and SSL protocols and the respective cryptographic algorithms and support code required.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in mbed TLS. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker, through multiple vectors, 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 mbed TLS users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/mbedtls-2.7.2"
 

References

Release Date
April 22, 2018

Latest Revision
April 22, 2018: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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