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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202007-48

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202007-48
Posted Jul 27, 2020
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202007-48 - An integer overflow was discovered in OCaml's standard library, possibly allowing arbitrary execution of code. Versions less than 4.09.0 are affected.

tags | advisory, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2018-9838
MD5 | 90630011495df33f867760552adb4d48

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202007-48

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Severity: Normal
Title: OCaml: Arbitrary code execution
Date: July 27, 2020
Bugs: #719134
ID: 202007-48

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Synopsis
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An integer overflow was discovered in OCaml's standard library,
possibly allowing arbitrary execution of code.

Background
=========
OCaml is a high-level, strongly-typed, functional, and object-oriented
programming language from the ML family of languages

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-lang/ocaml < 4.09.0 >= 4.09.0

Description
==========
The caml_ba_deserialize function in byterun/bigarray.c in the standard
library of OCaml has an integer overflow.

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 OCaml users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">Þv-lang/ocaml-4.09.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-9838
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-9838

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202007-48

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 2020 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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