This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.
The vulnerability allows a local user to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in src/base64.h. A local user can use specially crafted file metadata, trigger heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.Mitigation
Update the affected packages:
i686:Vulnerable software versions
Amazon Linux AMI: All versionsFixed software versions
Q & A
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?