Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200611-20] GNU gv: Stack overflow


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[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

Cables, Connectors

CISCO 20X GBE SFP 2 X 10GBE XFP ENHANCED CROSSPONDER - 15454-GE-XP
$3757.65
CISCO 20X GBE SFP 2 X 10GBE XFP ENHANCED CROSSPONDER - 15454-GE-XP pictureHP NC550SFP Dual-Port 10GbE PCI-E Server Adapter Normal Profile 586444-001(not l
$228.53
HP NC550SFP Dual-Port 10GbE PCI-E Server Adapter Normal Profile 586444-001(not l pictureCisco Nexus N5K-C5672UP 32x10G SFP+, 16pxUP SFP+, 6x40G QSFP+ inc N56-FNPV
$9328.0
Cisco Nexus N5K-C5672UP 32x10G SFP+, 16pxUP SFP+,  6x40G QSFP+ inc N56-FNPV pictureC2G Cisco DS-SFP-FC8G-SW Compatible 2/4/8Gbs Fibre Channel SW MMF SFP+ Transceiv
$117.96
C2G Cisco DS-SFP-FC8G-SW Compatible 2/4/8Gbs Fibre Channel SW MMF SFP+ Transceiv picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.