GLSA-201402-26 : libssh: Arbitrary code execution

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201402-26
(libssh: Arbitrary code execution)

Multiple buffer overflow, double free, and integer overflow
vulnerabilities have been discovered in libssh.

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.

See also :

Solution :

All libssh users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/libssh-0.5.3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72640 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56604

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4559