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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201706-22

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201706-22
Posted Jun 22, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201706-22 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libksba which might allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information or crash an libksba-based application. Versions less than 1.3.5 are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-4579
SHA-256 | f717957a45f386a5d1d062f4a0d6afa0418d93d4ed68c5e2798e295d74c1e808

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201706-22

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Severity: Normal
Title: libksba: Denial of Service and information disclosure
Date: June 22, 2017
Bugs: #592078
ID: 201706-22

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in libksba which might allow
remote attackers to obtain sensitive information or crash an
libksba-based application.

Background
==========

Libksba is a X.509 and CMS (PKCS#7) library.

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

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/libksba < 1.3.5 >= 1.3.5

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

It was found that an unproportionate amount of memory is allocated when
parsing crafted certificates in libskba, which may lead to Denial of
Service condition.

Moreover in libksba 1.3.4, allocated memory is uninitialized and could
potentially contain sensitive data left in freed memory block.

Impact
======

A remote attacker, able to interact with an libksba-based application,
could possibly obtain sensitive information or cause a Denial of
Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All libksba users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/libksba-1.3.5"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2016-4579
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-4579
[ 2 ] Upstream report
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2016/q3/343

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-22

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 2017 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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