GLSA-200502-05 : Newspost: 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-200502-05
(Newspost: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

Niels Heinen has discovered a buffer overflow in the socket_getline()
function of Newspost, which can be triggered by providing long strings
that do not end with a newline character.

Impact :

A remote attacker could setup a malicious NNTP server and entice a
Newspost user to post to it, leading to the crash of the Newspost
process and potentially the execution of arbitrary code with the rights
of the Newspost user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200502-05.xml

Solution :

All Newspost users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-nntp/newspost-2.0-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16442 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0101