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From: Aaron Bauman <bman@g.o>
To: gentoo-announce@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201903-11 ] XRootD: Remote code execution
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2019 01:51:18
Message-Id: 20190314013643.GC14998@monkey
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201903-11
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                                           https://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: XRootD: Remote code execution
     Date: March 14, 2019
     Bugs: #638420
       ID: 201903-11

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability was discovered in XRootD which could lead to the remote
execution of code.

Background
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A project that aims at giving high performance, scalable, and fault
tolerant access to data repositories of many kinds.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  net-libs/xrootd              < 4.8.3                    >= 4.8.3 

Description
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A shell command injection was discovered in XRootD.

Impact
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A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All XRootD users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/xrootd-4.8.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-1000215
      https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-1000215

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/201903-11

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@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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