GLSA-201512-06 : MPFR: 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-201512-06
(MPFR: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

MPFR fails to adequately check user-supplied input, which could lead to
a buffer overflow.

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 :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201512-06

Solution :

All MPFR users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/mpfr-3.1.3_p4'

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87706 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9474

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