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<glsa id="201610-01">
<title>Groovy: Arbitrary code execution</title>
<synopsis>Groovy is vulnerable to a remote execution of arbitrary code when
java serialization is used.
<product type="ebuild">groovy</product>
<announced>October 06, 2016</announced>
<revised>October 06, 2016: 1</revised>
<package name="dev-java/groovy" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.4.5</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.4.5</vulnerable>
<p>A multi-faceted language for the Java platform</p>
<p>Groovy’s MethodClosure class, in runtime/, is
vulnerable to a crafted serialized object.
<impact type="normal">
<p>Remote attackers could potentially execute arbitrary code, or cause
Denial of Service condition
<p>A workaround exists by using a custom security policy file utilizing the
standard Java security manager, or do not rely on serialization to
communicate remotely.
<p>All Groovy users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=dev-java/groovy-2.4.5"
<uri link="">CVE-2015-3253</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:21:07 +0000">b-man</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:32:23 +0000">b-man</metadata>