GLSA-201512-06 : MPFR: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 87706
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201512-06 (MPFR: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
MPFR fails to adequately check user-supplied input, which could lead to a buffer overflow.
A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll MPFR users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/mpfr-3.1.3_p4'