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[GLSA-200612-01] wv library: Multiple integer overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
wv library: Multiple integer overflows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200612-01
(wv library: Multiple integer overflows)


The wv library fails to do proper arithmetic checks in multiple places,
possibly leading to integer overflows.

Impact

A possible hacker could craft a malicious file that, when handled with the wv
library, could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4513


Solution:
All wv library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/wv-1.2.3-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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