GLSA-200805-11 : Chicken: Multiple vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 32302
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-11 (Chicken: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Chicken includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows and memory corruption vulnerabilities (GLSA 200711-30).
An attacker could entice a user to process specially crafted regular expressions with Chicken, which could possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code, a Denial of Service or the disclosure of sensitive information.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Chicken users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-scheme/chicken-3.1.0'