GLSA-200808-06 : libxslt: Execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 33836
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200808-06 (libxslt: Execution of arbitrary code)
Chris Evans (Google Security) reported that the libexslt library that is part of libxslt is affected by a heap-based buffer overflow in the RC4 encryption/decryption functions.
A remote attacker could entice a user to process an XML file using a specially crafted XSLT stylesheet in an application linked against libxslt, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll libxslt users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/libxslt-1.1.24-r1'