GLSA-201503-07 : hivex: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 82006
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201503-07 (hivex: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Manipulating a short or truncated hive file may trigger an out-of-bounds read or write in hivex.
A context-dependent attacker could cause an application linked against hivex to pass a short or truncated hive 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 hivex users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-misc/hivex-1.3.11'