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Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200505-08] HT Editor: Multiple buffer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
HT Editor: Multiple buffer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-08
(HT Editor: Multiple buffer overflows)


Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Team discovered an
integer overflow in the ELF parser, leading to a heap-based buffer
overflow. The vendor has reported that an unrelated buffer overflow has
been discovered in the PE parser.

Impact

Successful exploitation would require the victim to open a
specially crafted file using HT, potentially permitting a possible hacker to
execute arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.


Solution:
All hteditor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/hteditor-0.8.0-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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