GLSA-201701-11 : musl: Integer overflow

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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-201701-11
(musl: Integer overflow)

A vulnerability was discovered in musl’s tre_tnfa_run_parallel
function buffer overflow logic, due to the incorrect use of integer types
and missing overflow checks.

Impact :

An attacker, who controls the regular expression and/or string being
searched, could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-11

Solution :

All musl users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-libs/musl-1.1.15-r2'

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: 96242 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-8859

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