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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201601-04

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201601-04
Posted Jan 27, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201601-4 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenSMTPD, the worst allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 5.7.3_p1 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201601-04

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Severity: Normal
Title: OpenSMTPD: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: January 27, 2016
Bugs: #562034, #562290
ID: 201601-04

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenSMTPD, the worst
allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

OpenSMTPD is a lightweight but featured SMTP daemon from OpenBSD.

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

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 mail-mta/opensmtpd < 5.7.3_p1 >= 5.7.3_p1

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

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenSMTPD. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All OpenSMTPD users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=mail-mta/opensmtpd-5.7.3_p1"

References
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Availability
============

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201601-04

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 2016 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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