Gentoo: GLSA-201911-02: pump: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

    Date07 Nov 2019
    CategoryGentoo
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
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    A buffer overflow in pump might allow remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201911-02
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     Severity: Normal
        Title: pump: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
         Date: November 07, 2019
         Bugs: #694314
           ID: 201911-02
    
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    Synopsis
    ========
    
    A buffer overflow in pump might allow remote attacker to execute
    arbitrary code.
    
    Background
    ==========
    
    BOOTP and DHCP client for automatic IP configuration.
    
    Affected packages
    =================
    
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         Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1  net-misc/pump              <= 0.8.24-r4               Vulnerable!
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         NOTE: Certain packages are still vulnerable. Users should migrate
               to another package if one is available or wait for the
               existing packages to be marked stable by their
               architecture maintainers.
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    It was discovered that there was an arbitrary code execution
    vulnerability in the pump DHCP/BOOTP client.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    A remote attacker, by enticing a user to connect to a malicious server,
    could cause the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
    user running pump DHCP/BOOTP client.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    Gentoo has discontinued support for pump. We recommend that users
    unmerge pump:
    
      # emerge --unmerge "net-misc/pump"
    
    References
    ==========
    
    [ 1 ] Debian Bug Report 933674
          https://bugs.debian.org/933674
    
    Availability
    ============
    
    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:
    
     https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201911-02
    
    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
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    https://bugs.gentoo.org.
    
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