Chicken: Multiple vulnerabilities
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200805-11 / chicken
||May 12, 2008
||May 12, 2008: 01
All supported architectures
Multiple vulnerabilities in Chicken could result in the execution of
Chicken is a Scheme interpreter and native Scheme to C compiler.
Chicken includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to multiple buffer
overflows and memory corruption vulnerabilities (GLSA 200711-30).
An attacker could entice a user to process specially crafted regular
expressions with Chicken, which could possibly lead to the execution of
arbitrary code, a Denial of Service or the disclosure of sensitive
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Chicken users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-scheme/chicken-3.1.0"