[ GLSA 201903-11 ] XRootD: Remote code execution


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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

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

Background

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=20

Description

A shell command injection was discovered in XRootD.

Impact

A remote attacker could execute arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All XRootD users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose “>net-libs/xrootd-4.8.3”

References

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

Availability

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201903-11

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

License

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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