GLSA-201403-07 : grep: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73220
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201403-07 (grep: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
An integer overflow flaw has been discovered in grep.
An attacker could entice a user to run grep on a specially crafted file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll grep users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/grep-2.12'