gcc security update


An update is available for gcc. This update affects Rocky Linux 8. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE list The gcc packages provide compilers for C, C++, Java, Fortran, Objective C, and Ada 95 GNU, as well as related support libraries. Security Fix(es): * Developer environment: Unicode's bidirectional (BiDi) override characters can cause trojan source attacks (CVE-2021-42574) The following changes were introduced in gcc in order to facilitate detection of BiDi Unicode characters: This update implements a new warning option -Wbidirectional to warn about possibly dangerous bidirectional characters. There are three levels of warning supported by gcc: "-Wbidirectional=unpaired", which warns about improperly terminated BiDi contexts. (This is the default.) "-Wbidirectional=none", which turns the warning off. "-Wbidirectional=any", which warns about any use of bidirectional characters. For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Affected Package

OS OS Version Package Name Package Version
rocky 8.0 rocky linux Rocky Linux -Rocky Linux