GLSA-200408-10 : gv: Exploitable Buffer Overflow

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-10
(gv: Exploitable Buffer Overflow)

gv contains a buffer overflow vulnerability where an unsafe sscanf() call
is used to interpret PDF and PostScript files.

Impact :

By enticing a user to view a malformed PDF or PostScript file an attacker
could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running gv.

Workaround :

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

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200408-10.xml

Solution :

All gv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=app-text/gv-3.5.8-r4'
# emerge '>=app-text/gv-3.5.8-r4'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14566 (gentoo_GLSA-200408-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0838