Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Debian Local Security Checks >> [DSA179] DSA-179-1 gnome-gv


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[DSA179] DSA-179-1 gnome-gv

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-179-1 gnome-gv

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Zen-parse discovered a buffer overflow in gv, a PostScript and PDF
viewer for X11. The same code is present in gnome-gv. This problem
is triggered by scanning the PostScript file and can be exploited by
a possible hacker sending a malformed PostScript or PDF file. The attacker
is able to cause arbitrary code to be run with the rights of the
victim.
This problem has been fixed in version 1.1.96-3.1 for the current
stable distribution (woody), in version 0.82-2.1 for the old stable
distribution (potato) and version 1.99.7-9 for the unstable
distribution (sid).
We recommend that you upgrade your gnome-gv package.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2002/dsa-179
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 5808

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

Intel Xeon E3-1265L v2 2.5GHz Quad Core CPU Processor SR0PB HP Microserver Gen8
$293.9
Intel Xeon E3-1265L v2 2.5GHz Quad Core CPU Processor SR0PB HP Microserver Gen8 picture"New" Micro Serial Server, Lantronix - MSS1-T-01
$70.0
Supermicro X10SLM-F Intel C224 server Micro ATX motherboard LGA 1150
$12.2
Supermicro X10SLM-F Intel C224 server Micro ATX motherboard LGA 1150 pictureHP PROLIANT MICROSERVER G8 E3-1220LV2 2.3GHZ 2 X 8GB 2 X 800GB SSD
$1649.0
HP PROLIANT MICROSERVER G8 E3-1220LV2 2.3GHZ 2 X 8GB 2 X 800GB SSD picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.