Advisories ยป MGASA-2016-0053

Updated socat packages fix security vulnerability

Publication date: 05 Feb 2016
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 5
CVE: CVE-2016-2217


In socat before 2.0.0-b9, in the OpenSSL address implementation, the hard
coded 1024 bit DH p parameter was not prime. It may be possible for an
eavesdropper to recover the shared secret from a key exchange

In socat before 2.0.0-b9, a stack overflow vulnerability was found that
can be triggered when command line arguments are longer than 512 bytes.
This vulnerability can only be exploited when an attacker is able to
inject data into socat's command line.