GLSA-201502-14 : grep: Denial of Service
Low Nessus Plugin ID 81535
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201502-14 (grep: Denial of Service)
A heap buffer overrun has been fixed in the bmexec_trans function in kwset.c.
A local user can cause Denial of Service.
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-2.21-r1'