A vulnerability in GNU GLOBAL was discovered, possibly allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||dev-util/global on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 6.6.4|
|Unaffected versions||>= 6.6.4|
GNU GLOBAL is a source code tagging system that works the same way across diverse environments, such as Emacs editor, Vi editor, Less viewer, Bash shell, various web browsers, etc.
A vulnerability was found in an undocumented function of gozilla.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted URL using GNU GLOBAL, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All GNU GLOBAL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/global-6.6.4"
August 08, 2020
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