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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:26 am    Post subject: [ glsa 202008-02 ] gnu global Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: GNU GLOBAL: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 202008-02)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2020-08-08
Bug(s): #646348
ID: 202008-02


A vulnerability in GNU GLOBAL was discovered, possibly allowing
remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.


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: dev-util/global
Vulnerable: < 6.6.4
Unaffected: >= 6.6.4
Architectures: All supported architectures


A vulnerability was found in an undocumented function of gozilla.


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.


There is no known workaround at this time.


All GNU GLOBAL users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/global-6.6.4"


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