Sunday, May 30, 2021

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202105-38

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 202105-38
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: High
Title: nginx: Remote code execution
Date: May 26, 2021
Bugs: #792087
ID: 202105-38

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in nginx could lead to remote code execution.

Background
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nginx is a robust, small, and high performance HTTP and reverse proxy
server.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-servers/nginx < 1.21.0 >= 1.20.1:0
>= 1.21.0:mainline

Description
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It was discovered that nginx did not properly handle DNS responses when
"resolver" directive is used.

Impact
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A remote attacker, able to provide DNS responses to a nginx instance,
could cause the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All nginx users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-servers/nginx-1.20.1"

All nginx mainline users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=www-servers/nginx-1.21.0:mainline"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2021-23017
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2021-23017

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202105-38

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
[email protected] or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2021 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
 

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