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    Gentoo: GLSA-202008-02: GNU GLOBAL: Arbitrary code execution

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    A vulnerability in GNU GLOBAL was discovered, possibly allowing remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 202008-02
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     Severity: Normal
        Title: GNU GLOBAL: Arbitrary code execution
         Date: August 08, 2020
         Bugs: #646348
           ID: 202008-02
    
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    Synopsis
    ========
    
    A vulnerability in GNU GLOBAL was discovered, possibly allowing remote
    attackers to execute arbitrary code.
    
    Background
    ==========
    
    GNU GLOBAL is a source code tagging system that works the same way
    across diverse environments, such as Emacs editor, Vi editor, Less
    viewer, Bash shell, various web browsers, etc.
    
    Affected packages
    =================
    
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
         Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1  dev-util/global              < 6.6.4                    >= 6.6.4
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    A vulnerability was found in an undocumented function of gozilla.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted URL
    using GNU GLOBAL, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code
    with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    All GNU GLOBAL users should upgrade to the latest version:
    
      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/global-6.6.4"
    
    References
    ==========
    
    [ 1 ] CVE-2017-17531
          https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-17531
    
    Availability
    ============
    
    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:
    
     https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202008-02
    
    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.
    
    License
    =======
    
    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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