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[gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 201310-15 ] GNU Automake: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201310-15

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http://security.gentoo.org/

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Severity: Normal

Title: GNU Automake: Multiple vulnerabilities

Date: October 25, 2013

Bugs: #295357, #426336

ID: 201310-15

 

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Synopsis

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Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in GNU Automake, allowing

local arbitrary command execution with the privileges of the user

running an Automake-based build.

 

Background

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GNU Automake is a tool for automatically generating Makefile.in files

compliant with the GNU Coding Standards.

 

Affected packages

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected

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1 sys-devel/automake < 1.11.6 >= 1.11.6

 

Description

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Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNU Automake. Please

review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

 

Impact

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A local attacker could execute arbitrary commands with the privileges

of the user running an Automake-based build.

 

Workaround

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There is no known workaround at this time.

 

Resolution

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All Automake users should upgrade to the latest version:

 

# emerge --sync

# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-devel/automake-1.11.6"

 

References

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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-4029

http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-4029

[ 2 ] CVE-2012-3386

http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-3386

 

Availability

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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at

the Gentoo Security Website:

 

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201310-15.xml

 

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 ( -at -) gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at

https://bugs.gentoo.org.

 

License

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Copyright 2013 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.

 

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

 

 

 

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