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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201903-02

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201903-02
Posted Mar 9, 2019
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201903-2 - Input validation errors in Zsh could result in arbitrary code execution. Versions less than 5.6 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, code execution
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2018-0502, CVE-2018-13259
MD5 | a2d743b66770d00c10ced2906037a0f0

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201903-02

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Severity: Normal
Title: Zsh: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: March 10, 2019
Bugs: #665278
ID: 201903-02

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Synopsis
========

Input validation errors in Zsh could result in arbitrary code
execution.

Background
==========

A shell designed for interactive use, although it is also a powerful
scripting language.

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

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-shells/zsh < 5.6 >= 5.6

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

Two input validation errors have been discovered in how Zsh parses
scripts:

* Parsing a malformed shebang line could cause Zsh to call a program
listed in the second line (CVE-2018-0502)
* Shebang lines longer than 64 characters are truncated
(CVE-2018-13259)

Impact
======

An attacker could entice a user to execute a specially crafted script
using Zsh, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Zsh users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-shells/zsh-5.6"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-0502
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-0502
[ 2 ] CVE-2018-13259
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-13259

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201903-02

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
=======

Copyright 2019 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.

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

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