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[GLSA-200608-27] Motor: Execution of arbitrary code

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Motor: Execution of arbitrary code

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-27
(Motor: Execution of arbitrary code)


In November 2005, Zone-H Research reported a boundary error in the
ktools library in the VGETSTRING() macro of kkstrtext.h, which may
cause a buffer overflow via an overly long input string.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to use a malicious file or input,
which could lead to the crash of Motor and possibly the execution of
arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3863


Solution:
All Motor 3.3.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/motor-3.3.0-r1"
All motor 3.4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/motor-3.4.0-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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