GLSA-201403-07 : grep: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-201403-07
(grep: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

An integer overflow flaw has been discovered in grep.

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to run grep on a specially crafted file,
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 :

Solution :

All grep users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/grep-2.12'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73220 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57033

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5667

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