GLSA-201612-22 : Coreutils: Arbitrary code execution

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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-201612-22
(Coreutils: Arbitrary code execution)

A memory corruption flaw in GNU Coreutils’ parse_datetime function was
reported. Applications using parse_datetime(), such as touch or date, may
accepted untrusted input.

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/201612-22

Solution :

All Coreutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/coreutils-8.23'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95638 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9471

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