GLSA-201612-40 : SQUASHFS: Multiple vulnerabilities
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95743
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-40 (SQUASHFS: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in SQUASHFS. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .sqsh file using unsquashfs; possibly resulting in the 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 squashfs-tools users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/squashfs-tools-4.3'