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GNU Automake: Multiple vulnerabilities

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1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201310-15 / automake
Release Date October 25, 2013
Latest Revision October 25, 2013: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
sys-devel/automake < 1.11.6 >= 1.11.6 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #295357, #426336

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.

2.  Impact Information

Background

GNU Automake is a tool for automatically generating Makefile.in files compliant with the GNU Coding Standards.

Description

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.

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Automake users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References



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