GLSA-200501-10 : Vilistextum: Buffer overflow vulnerability

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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-200501-10
(Vilistextum: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

Ariel Berkman discovered that Vilistextum unsafely reads data into
an array without checking the length. This code vulnerability may lead
to a buffer overflow.

Impact :

A remote attacker could craft a malicious webpage which, when
converted, would result in the execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running Vilistextum.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?33a1f95c
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200501-10.xml

Solution :

All Vilistextum users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/vilistextum-2.6.7'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16401 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1299