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[GLSA-200606-24] wv2: Integer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
wv2: Integer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200606-24
(wv2: Integer overflow)


A boundary checking error was found in wv2, which could lead to an
integer overflow.

Impact

A possible hacker could execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user
running the program that uses the library via a maliciously crafted
Microsoft Word document.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-2197


Solution:
All wv2 users should update to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/wv2-0.2.3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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