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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202011-10

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202011-10
Posted Nov 11, 2020
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202011-10 - A buffer overflow in tmux might allow remote attacker(s) to execute arbitrary code. Versions less than 3.1c are affected.

tags | advisory, remote, overflow, arbitrary
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2020-27347
MD5 | ee250d62f4dcb03826e96c97380d6875

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202011-10

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Severity: Normal
Title: tmux: Buffer overflow
Date: November 11, 2020
Bugs: #753206
ID: 202011-10

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow in tmux might allow remote attacker(s) to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
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tmux is a terminal multiplexer.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-misc/tmux < 3.1c >= 3.1c

Description
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A flaw in tmux's handling of escape characters was discovered which may
allow a buffer overflow.

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

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All tmux users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-misc/tmux-3.1c"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2020-27347
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-27347

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/202011-10

Concerns?
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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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