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[GLSA-200407-19] Pavuk: Digest authentication helper buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Pavuk: Digest authentication helper buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200407-19
(Pavuk: Digest authentication helper buffer overflow)


Pavuk contains several buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the code handling
digest authentication.

Impact

A possible hacker could cause a buffer overflow, leading to arbitrary code
execution with the rights of the user running Pavuk.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of Pavuk.


Solution:
All Pavuk users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=net-misc/pavuk-0.9.28-r3"
# emerge ">=net-misc/pavuk-0.9.28-r3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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