Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202003-62 ≈ Packet Storm


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 202003-62
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: GNU Screen: Buffer overflow
Date: March 30, 2020
Bugs: #708460
ID: 202003-62

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow in GNU Screen might allow remote attackers to corrupt
memory.

Background
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GNU Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical
terminal between several processes, typically interactive shells.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-misc/screen < 4.8.0 >= 4.8.0

Description
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A buffer overflow was found in the way GNU Screen treated the special
escape OSC 49.

Impact
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A remote attacker, by writing a specially crafted string of characters
to a GNU Screen window, could possibly corrupt memory or have other
unspecified impact.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All GNU Screen users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge –sync
# emerge –ask –oneshot –verbose « >=app-misc/screen-4.8.0 »

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2020-9366
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-9366

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/202003-62

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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