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[GLSA-200408-10] gv: Exploitable Buffer Overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
gv: Exploitable Buffer Overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-10
(gv: Exploitable Buffer Overflow)


gv contains a buffer overflow vulnerability where an unsafe sscanf() call
is used to interpret PDF and PostScript files.

Impact

By enticing a user to view a malformed PDF or PostScript file a possible hacker
could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running gv.

Workaround

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

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2002-0838


Solution:
All gv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=app-text/gv-3.5.8-r4"
# emerge ">=app-text/gv-3.5.8-r4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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