Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202003-01 ≈ Packet Storm


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 202003-01
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Groovy: Arbitrary code execution
Date: March 07, 2020
Bugs: #605690
ID: 202003-01

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability within serialization might allow remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code.

Background
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A multi-faceted language for the Java platform

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-java/groovy <= 2.4.5 Vulnerable!
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NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
to another package if one is available or wait for the
existing packages to be marked stable by their
architecture maintainers.

Description
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It was discovered that there was a vulnerability within the Java
serialization/deserialization process.

Impact
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An attacker, by crafting a special serialized object, could execute
arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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Gentoo has discontinued support for Groovy. We recommend that users
unmerge Groovy:

# emerge –unmerge « dev-java/groovy »

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2016-6814
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2016-6814

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202003-01

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@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2020 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.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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