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OpenAFS: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201404-05 / openafs
Release Date April 07, 2014
Latest Revision April 07, 2014: 1
Impact high
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-fs/openafs < 1.6.5 >= 1.6.5 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #265538, #355533, #460494, #478282, #478296


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in OpenAFS, worst of which can allow attackers to execute arbitrary code

2.  Impact Information


OpenAFS is an client-server program suite for federated file sharing and replicated content distribution.


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


An attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the AFS server, cause a Denial of Service condition, or gain access to sensitive information. Additionally, an attacker could compromise a cell’s private key, allowing them to impersonate any user in the cell.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenAFS users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-fs/openafs-1.6.5"

4.  References


Page updated April 07, 2014

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