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    Gentoo: GLSA-202007-28: re2c: Buffer overflow

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    A vulnerability in re2c could lead to a Denial of Service condition.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 202007-28
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     Severity: Normal
        Title: re2c: Buffer overflow
         Date: July 27, 2020
         Bugs: #718350
           ID: 202007-28
    
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    Synopsis
    ========
    
    A vulnerability in re2c could lead to a Denial of Service condition.
    
    Background
    ==========
    
    re2c is a tool for generating C-based recognizers from regular
    expressions.
    
    Affected packages
    =================
    
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         Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1  dev-util/re2c                < 1.3-r1                  >= 1.3-r1
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    A heap buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in re2c.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    An attacker could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    All re2c users should upgrade to the latest version:
    
      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/re2c-1.3-r1"
    
    References
    ==========
    
    [ 1 ] CVE-2020-11958
          https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2020-11958
    
    Availability
    ============
    
    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:
    
     https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202007-28
    
    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.
    
    License
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    Copyright 2020 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
    belongs to its owner(s).
    
    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
    
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
    

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