procps: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201805-14

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in procps, the worst of which could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

sys-process/procps on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.3.15-r1
Unaffected versions >= 3.3.15-r1

Background

A bunch of small useful utilities that give information about processes using the /proc filesystem.

Description

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

Impact

A local attacker could execute arbitrary code, escalate privileges, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All procps users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-process/procps-3.3.15-r1"
 

References

Release Date
May 30, 2018

Latest Revision
May 30, 2018: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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