GLSA-200505-08 : HT Editor: Multiple buffer overflows

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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-200505-08
(HT Editor: Multiple buffer overflows)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Team discovered an integer
overflow in the ELF parser, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.
The vendor has reported that an unrelated buffer overflow has been
discovered in the PE parser.

Impact :

Successful exploitation would require the victim to open a specially
crafted file using HT, potentially permitting an attacker to execute
arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200505-08.xml

Solution :

All hteditor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/hteditor-0.8.0-r2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18234 (gentoo_GLSA-200505-08.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1545
CVE-2005-1546