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[GLSA-200612-13] libgsf: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libgsf: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200612-13
(libgsf: Buffer overflow)


"infamous41md" has discovered that the "ole_init_info" function may
allocate too little memory for storing the contents of an OLE document,
resulting in a heap buffer overflow.

Impact

A possible hacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted OLE
document, and possibly execute arbitrary code with the rights of the
user opening the document.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4514


Solution:
All libgsf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=gnome-extra/libgsf-1.14.2"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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