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[GLSA-200703-07] STLport: Possible remote execution of arbitrary code

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
STLport: Possible remote execution of arbitrary code

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200703-07
(STLport: Possible remote execution of arbitrary code)


Two buffer overflows have been discovered, one in "print floats" and
one in the rope constructor.

Impact

Both of the buffer overflows could result in the remote execution of
arbitrary code. Please note that the exploitability of the
vulnerabilities depends on how the library is used by other software
programs.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0803


Solution:
All STLport users should upgrade to the latest version.
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/STLport-5.0.3"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2007 Michel Arboi

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