GLSA-201612-23 : socat: 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-201612-23
(socat: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in socat. Please review
the references below for details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, or obtain confidential information.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/contrib/socat-secadv7.html
http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/contrib/socat-secadv8.html
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-23

Solution :

All socat users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/socat-1.7.3.1'

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: 95639 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-2217

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