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[GLSA-200504-26] Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-26
(Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow)


A vulnerability has been reported in Convert-UUlib where a
malformed parameter can be provided by a possible hacker permiting a read
operation to overflow a buffer. The vendor credits Mark Martinec and
Robert Lewis with the discovery.

Impact

Successful exploitation would permit a possible hacker to run arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running the Perl application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.


Solution:
All Convert-UUlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/Convert-UUlib-1.051"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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