MGASA-2021-0320 - Updated hivex packages fix a security vulnerability

Publication date: 08 Jul 2021
URL: https://advisories.mageia.org/MGASA-2021-0320.html
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases: 7, 8
CVE: CVE-2021-3504

A flaw was found in the hivex library. It is caused due to a lack of bounds
check within the hivex_open function. An attacker could input a specially
crafted Windows Registry (hive) file which would cause hivex to read memory
beyond its normal bounds or cause the program to crash. The highest threat
from this vulnerability is to system availability (CVE-2021-3504).

References:
- https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28925
- https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/thread/A5BNKNVYFL36P2GBEB5O36LHFRYU575H/
- https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2021-3504

SRPMS:
- 7/core/hivex-1.3.20-1.mga7
- 8/core/hivex-1.3.20-1.mga8