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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of gv.
See also :
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
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 14566 (gentoo_GLSA-200408-10.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2002-0838