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Posted 26 October 2013 - 02:21 AM

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201310-15
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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
========

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
==========

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
======

A local attacker could execute arbitrary commands with the privileges
of the user running an Automake-based build.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

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/...e=CVE-2009-4029
[ 2 ] CVE-2012-3386
http://nvd.nist.gov/...e=CVE-2012-3386

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

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

http://security.gent...a-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://creativecommo...enses/by-sa/2.5







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