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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201911-02 ] pump: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:15:18
Message-Id: 20191107190637.GB35641@bubba.lan
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201911-02
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: pump: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
     Date: November 07, 2019
     Bugs: #694314
       ID: 201911-02

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Synopsis
========

A buffer overflow in pump might allow remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
==========

BOOTP and DHCP client for automatic IP configuration.

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

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  net-misc/pump              <= 0.8.24-r4               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
===========

It was discovered that there was an arbitrary code execution
vulnerability in the pump DHCP/BOOTP client.

Impact
======

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to connect to a malicious server,
could cause the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
user running pump DHCP/BOOTP client.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

Gentoo has discontinued support for pump. We recommend that users
unmerge pump:

  # emerge --unmerge "net-misc/pump"

References
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[ 1 ] Debian Bug Report 933674
      https://bugs.debian.org/933674

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

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

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201911-02

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

License
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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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