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[GLSA-200501-20] o3read: Buffer overflow during file conversion

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
o3read: Buffer overflow during file conversion

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-20
(o3read: Buffer overflow during file conversion)


Wiktor Kopec discovered that the parse_html function in o3read.c
copies any number of bytes into a 1024-byte t[] array.

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 o3read.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-1288
http://tigger.uic.edu/~jlongs2/holes/o3read.txt


Solution:
All o3read users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/o3read-0.0.4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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