Gentoo Logo

GNUstep Base library: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201401-12 / gnustep-base
Release Date January 20, 2014
Latest Revision January 20, 2014: 1
Impact high
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
gnustep-base/gnustep-base < 1.20.1 >= 1.20.1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #325577


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in GNUstep Base library, the worst of which allow execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


GNUstep Base library is a free software package implementing the API of the OpenStep Foundation Kit (tm), including later additions.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in GNUstep Base library. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A context-dependent attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code. A local attacker could possibly read arbitrary files.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All GNUstep Base library users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these packages.

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since August 13, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

4.  References


Page updated January 20, 2014

Summary: This is a Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Security Team
Contact Address

Donate to support our development efforts.

Copyright 2001-2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc. Questions, Comments? Contact us.