GLSA 201812-11: Rust: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity:normal
Title:Rust: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date:12/30/2018
Bugs: #662904
ID:201812-11

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Rust, the worst which may allow local attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Background

A systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety.

Affected packages

Package Vulnerable Unaffected Architecture(s)
dev-lang/rust-bin < 1.29.1 >= 1.29.1 All supported architectures
dev-lang/rust < 1.29.1 >= 1.29.1 All supported architectures

Description

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

Impact

A remote attacker able to control the value passed to Rust’s str::repeat function could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

In addition, a local attacker could trick another user into executing arbitrary code when using rustdoc.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Rust users should upgrade to the latest version:

      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/rust-1.29.1"
    

All Rust binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/rust-bin-1.29.1"

References

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201812-11.xml

Concerns?

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

Copyright 2010 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.

Thank you!