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[GLSA-200502-05] Newspost: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Newspost: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-05
(Newspost: Buffer overflow vulnerability)


Niels Heinen has discovered a buffer overflow in the socket_getline()
function of Newspost, which can be triggered by providing long strings
that do not end with a newline character.

Impact

A remote attacker could setup a malicious NNTP server and entice a
Newspost user to post to it, leading to the crash of the Newspost
process and potentially the execution of arbitrary code with the rights
of the Newspost user.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0101


Solution:
All Newspost users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-nntp/newspost-2.0-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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