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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201208-01

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201208-01
Posted Aug 15, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201208-1 - A buffer overflow in socat might allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 1.7.2.1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2012-0219
MD5 | 2ecdc97078d88a56f5e2a68c4e824d38

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201208-01

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Severity: High
Title: socat: Arbitrary code execution
Date: August 14, 2012
Bugs: #415977
ID: 201208-01

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Synopsis
========

A buffer overflow in socat might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
==========

socat is a multipurpose bidirectional relay, similar to netcat.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/socat < 1.7.2.1 >= 1.7.2.1

Description
===========

A vulnerability in the "xioscan_readline()" function in xio-readline.c
could cause a heap-based buffer overflow.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the socat process.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All socat users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/socat-1.7.2.1"

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2012-0219
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-0219
[ 2 ] Socat security advisory 3
http://www.dest-unreach.org/socat/contrib/socat-secadv3.html

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201208-01.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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