GLSA-200406-22 : Pavuk: Remote buffer overflow

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200406-22
(Pavuk: Remote buffer overflow)

When Pavuk connects to a web server and the server sends back the HTTP
status code 305 (Use Proxy), Pavuk copies data from the HTTP Location
header in an unsafe manner.

Impact :

An attacker could cause a stack-based buffer overflow which could lead
to arbitrary code execution with the rights of the user running Pavuk.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version.

See also :

Solution :

All Pavuk users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=net-misc/pavuk-0.9.28-r2'
# emerge '>='net-misc/pavuk-0.9.28-r2

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14533 (gentoo_GLSA-200406-22.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0456