GLSA-201612-22 : Coreutils: Arbitrary code execution
High Nessus Plugin ID 95638
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-22 (Coreutils: Arbitrary code execution)
A memory corruption flaw in GNU Coreutils’ parse_datetime function was reported. Applications using parse_datetime(), such as touch or date, may accepted untrusted input.
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 Coreutils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/coreutils-8.23'