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From: Thomas Deutschmann <whissi@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201801-15 ] PolarSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:28:53
Message-Id: 87b7819d-2dfb-e630-4c87-ed579b214895@gentoo.org
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201801-15
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: PolarSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: January 15, 2018
     Bugs: #537108, #620504
       ID: 201801-15

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in PolarSSL, the worst of
which may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

PolarSSL is a cryptographic library for embedded systems.

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

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-libs/polarssl           < 1.3.9-r1                Vulnerable!
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
           to another package if one is available or wait for the
           existing packages to be marked stable by their
           architecture maintainers.

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

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

Impact
======

A remote attacker might be able to execute arbitrary code, cause Denial
of Service condition or obtain sensitive information.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

Gentoo has discontinued support for PolarSSL and recommends that users
unmerge the package:

  # emerge --unmerge "net-libs/polarssl"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2015-1182
      https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-1182
[ 2 ] CVE-2015-7575
      https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2015-7575

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

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

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201801-15

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@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 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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