Rust: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201812-11

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Rust, the worst which may allow local attackers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

dev-lang/rust on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.29.1
Unaffected versions >= 1.29.1
dev-lang/rust-bin on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.29.1
Unaffected versions >= 1.29.1

Background

A systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety.

Description

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

Impact

A remote attacker able to control the value passed to Rust’s str::repeat function could possibly cause a Denial of Service condition.

In addition, a local attacker could trick another user into executing arbitrary code when using rustdoc.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Rust users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/rust-1.29.1"
 

All Rust binary users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-lang/rust-bin-1.29.1"
 

References

Release Date
December 30, 2018

Latest Revision
December 30, 2018: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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