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<glsa id="201512-06">
<title>MPFR: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>A buffer overflow vulnerability in MPFR could allow remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">mpfr</product>
<announced>December 30, 2015</announced>
<revised>December 30, 2015: 1</revised>
<bug>532028</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-libs/mpfr" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.1.3_p4</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.1.3_p4</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>MPFR is a library for multiple-precision floating-point computations
with exact rounding.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>MPFR fails to adequately check user-supplied input, which could lead to
a buffer overflow.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>All MPFR users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=dev-libs/mpfr-3.1.3_p4"
</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-9474">CVE-2014-9474</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 03 Nov 2015 03:47:08 +0000">
BlueKnight
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Wed, 30 Dec 2015 10:56:32 +0000">ackle</metadata>
</glsa>