GLSA-201502-14 : grep: Denial of Service

This script is Copyright (C) 2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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-201502-14
(grep: Denial of Service)

A heap buffer overrun has been fixed in the bmexec_trans function in
kwset.c.

Impact :

A local user can cause Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201502-14

Solution :

All grep users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/grep-2.21-r1'

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81535 ()

Bugtraq ID: 72281

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1345

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