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<glsa id="201503-07">
<title>hivex: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>An out-of-bounds error in hivex may result in execution of
arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
<product type="ebuild">hivex</product>
<announced>March 14, 2015</announced>
<revised>March 14, 2015: 1</revised>
<access>local, remote</access>
<package name="app-misc/hivex" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.3.11</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.3.11</vulnerable>
<p>hivex is a library for reading and writing Windows Registry ‘hive’
binary files.
<p>Manipulating a short or truncated hive file may trigger an out-of-bounds
read or write in hivex.
<impact type="normal">
<p>A context-dependent attacker could cause an application linked against
hivex to pass a short or truncated hive file, 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 hivex users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=app-misc/hivex-1.3.11"
<uri link="">CVE-2014-9273</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 15 Jan 2015 23:12:47 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 14 Mar 2015 18:22:22 +0000">ackle</metadata>