GLSA-200504-26 : Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-26
(Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow)

A vulnerability has been reported in Convert-UUlib where a malformed
parameter can be provided by an attacker allowing a read operation to
overflow a buffer. The vendor credits Mark Martinec and Robert Lewis
with the discovery.

Impact :

Successful exploitation would permit an attacker to run arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the Perl application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Convert-UUlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-perl/Convert-UUlib-1.051'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18144 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-26.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1349