GLSA-201612-07 : dpkg: Arbitrary code execution
High Nessus Plugin ID 95522
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-07 (dpkg: Arbitrary code execution)
Gentoo Linux developer, Hanno Böck, discovered an off-by-one error in the dpkg-deb component of dpkg, the Debian package management system, which triggers a stack-based buffer overflow.
An attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code if an user or an automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted Debian binary package (.deb).
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll dpkg users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-arch/dpkg-1.17.26'