GLSA-200501-20 : o3read: Buffer overflow during file conversion

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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-200501-20
(o3read: Buffer overflow during file conversion)

Wiktor Kopec discovered that the parse_html function in o3read.c
copies any number of bytes into a 1024-byte t[] array.

Impact :

Using a specially crafted file, possibly delivered by e-mail or
over the Web, an attacker may execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running o3read.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?d1a5b571
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200501-20.xml

Solution :

All o3read users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/o3read-0.0.4'

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: 16411 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-20.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1288