GLSA-201706-25 : Graphite: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-201706-25
(Graphite: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

An out-of-bounds write has been found in the Graphite 2 library.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
document using Graphite or an application linked against Graphite
library, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-25

Solution :

All Graphite users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/graphite2-1.3.8-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101020 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-5436

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