GLSA-200509-02 : Gnumeric: Heap overflow in the included PCRE library

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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-200509-02
(Gnumeric: Heap overflow in the included PCRE library)

Gnumeric contains a private copy of libpcre which is subject to an
integer overflow leading to a heap overflow (see GLSA 200508-17).

Impact :

An attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability by
tricking a user into opening a specially crafted spreadsheet, which
could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of
the user running Gnumeric.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200508-17.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200509-02.xml

Solution :

All Gnumeric users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/gnumeric-1.4.3-r2'

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: 19577 (gentoo_GLSA-200509-02.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2491