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[GLSA-200509-02] Gnumeric: Heap overflow in the included PCRE library

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Gnumeric: Heap overflow in the included PCRE library

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-02
(Gnumeric: Heap overflow in the included PCRE library)


Gnumeric contains a private copy of libpcre which is subject to an
integer overflow leading to a heap overflow (see GLSA 200508-17).

Impact

A possible hacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability by
tricking a user into opening a specially crafted spreadsheet, which
could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of
the user running Gnumeric.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2491
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-17.xml


Solution:
All Gnumeric users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-office/gnumeric-1.4.3-r2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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