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[GLSA-200501-10] Vilistextum: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Vilistextum: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-10
(Vilistextum: Buffer overflow vulnerability)


Ariel Berkman discovered that Vilistextum unsafely reads data into
an array without checking the length. This code vulnerability may lead
to a buffer overflow.

Impact

A remote attacker could craft a malicious webpage which, when
converted, would result in the execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running Vilistextum.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://tigger.uic.edu/~jlongs2/holes/vilistextum.txt
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1299


Solution:
All Vilistextum users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/vilistextum-2.6.7"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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