GLSA-200611-20 : GNU gv: Stack overflow

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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-200611-20
(GNU gv: Stack overflow)

GNU gv does not properly boundary check user-supplied data before
copying it into process buffers.

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document
with GNU gv and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user on
the system.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200611-20.xml

Solution :

All gv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/gv-3.6.2-r1'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23728 (gentoo_GLSA-200611-20.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5864