GLSA-200805-11 : Chicken: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-11
(Chicken: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Chicken includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to multiple buffer
overflows and memory corruption vulnerabilities (GLSA 200711-30).

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to process specially crafted regular
expressions with Chicken, which could possibly lead to the execution of
arbitrary code, a Denial of Service or the disclosure of sensitive
information.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-30.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200805-11.xml

Solution :

All Chicken users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-scheme/chicken-3.1.0'

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32302 (gentoo_GLSA-200805-11.nasl)

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