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<title>MCrypt: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in MCrypt, allowing
attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.
<product type="ebuild">mcrypt</product>
<announced>May 18, 2014</announced>
<revised>May 18, 2014: 1</revised>
<package name="app-crypt/mcrypt" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.6.8-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.6.8-r2</vulnerable>
<p>MCrypt is a replacement of the old unix crypt(1) utility.</p>
<p>Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in MCrypt:</p>
<li>A boundary error in MCrypt could cause a stack-based buffer overflow
<li>MCrypt contains multiple format string errors (CVE-2012-4426).</li>
<li>MCrypt does not properly handle long file names, which could cause a
stack-based buffer overflow (CVE-2012-4527).
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file
using MCrypt, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All MCrypt users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=app-crypt/mcrypt-2.6.8-r2"
<uri link="">CVE-2012-4409</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2012-4426</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2012-4527</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 01 Jan 2013 21:30:40 +0000">ackle</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 18 May 2014 11:39:31 +0000">ackle</metadata>