mbed TLS: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201706-18

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in mbed TLS, the worst of which could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-libs/mbedtls on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.4.2
Unaffected versions >= 2.4.2

Background

mbed TLS (previously PolarSSL) is an “easy to understand, use, integrate and expand” implementation of the TLS and SSL protocols and the respective cryptographic algorithms and support code required.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in mbed TLS. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All mbed TLS users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/mbedtls-2.4.2"
 

References

Release Date
June 20, 2017

Latest Revision
June 20, 2017: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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