GLSA-201512-09 : encfs: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-201512-09
(encfs: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in encfs. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact :

A local attacker can utilize a possible buffer overflow in the
encodeName method of StreamNameIO and BlockNameIO to execute arbitrary
code or cause a Denial of Service. Also multiple weak cryptographics
practices have been found in encfs.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201512-09

Solution :

All encfs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/encfs-1.7.5'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87709 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3462

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