GLSA-200610-03 : ncompress: Buffer Underflow

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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-200610-03
(ncompress: Buffer Underflow)

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered a static buffer
underflow in ncompress.

Impact :

An attacker could create a specially crafted LZW archive, that when
decompressed by a user or automated system would result in the
execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user invoking
the utility.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22522 (gentoo_GLSA-200610-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 19455

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1168