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[GLSA-200611-20] GNU gv: Stack overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
GNU gv: Stack overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-20
(GNU gv: Stack overflow)


GNU gv does not properly boundary check user-supplied data before
copying it into process buffers.

Impact

A possible hacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document
with GNU gv and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user on
the system.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5864


Solution:
All gv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gv-3.6.2-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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