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[GLSA-200501-15] UnRTF: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
UnRTF: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-15
(UnRTF: Buffer overflow)


An unchecked strcat() in unrtf may overflow the bounds of a static
buffer.

Impact

Using a specially crafted file, possibly delivered by e-mail or
over the web, a possible hacker may execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running UnRTF.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://tigger.uic.edu/~jlongs2/holes/unrtf.txt


Solution:
All unrtf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/unrtf-0.19.3-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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