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Bug 515254 - <sys-apps/busybox-1.22.1-r1: LZO Denial of Service and Arbitrary Code Execution through embedded code (CVE-2014-4607)
Summary: <sys-apps/busybox-1.22.1-r1: LZO Denial of Service and Arbitrary Code Executi...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A3 [glsa cleanup]
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-26 22:15 UTC by Kristian Fiskerstrand (RETIRED)
Modified: 2015-03-29 17:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Kristian Fiskerstrand (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-06-26 22:15:11 UTC
It is suspected that this package is vulnerable to a security vulnerability in LZO. As such we ask maintainers with packages suspected to be vulnerable to verify if the package is (or have been) affected. 

Please see the information contained in the tracker bug 515246. "An integer overflow may occur when processing any variant of a "literal run" in the lzo1x_decompress_safe function. Each of these three locations is subject to an integer overflow when processing zero bytes.", additional information about the upstream vulnerability is available at
Comment 1 Kristian Fiskerstrand (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-06-27 17:15:50 UTC
Upstream bug filed at
Comment 2 Kristian Fiskerstrand (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-06-30 11:37:21 UTC
The upstream bug is has been acted upon and this is "Fixed in git". As far as I can see the commit in question is
Comment 4 René Rhéaume 2014-12-25 14:31:52 UTC
Commit a9dc7c2f59dc5e92870d2d46316ea5c1f14740e3 can also be cherry-picked to 1.20 and 1.21 branches, which are the marked as stable in Gentoo tree. Should we bump those ebuilds too?
Comment 5 Anthony Basile gentoo-dev 2015-02-02 17:12:38 UTC
1.23.1 (which I just added to the tree) has this fix as well as addressing bug 537978 - (CVE-2014-9645).
Comment 6 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2015-03-29 17:11:33 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201503-13 at
by GLSA coordinator Mikle Kolyada (Zlogene).