[ GLSA 201801-15 ] PolarSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Subject: [ GLSA 201801-15 ] PolarSSL: Multiple vulnerabilities

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

Background
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PolarSSL is a cryptographic library for embedded systems.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-libs/polarssl < 1.3.9-r1 Vulnerable!
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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
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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in PolarSSL. Please
review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

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

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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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=3DCVE-2015-1182
[ 2 ] CVE-2015-7575
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=3DCVE-2015-7575

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/201801-15

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 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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