GLSA-200612-01 : wv library: Multiple integer 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-200612-01
(wv library: Multiple integer overflows)

The wv library fails to do proper arithmetic checks in multiple places,
possibly leading to integer overflows.

Impact :

An attacker could craft a malicious file that, when handled with the wv
library, could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200612-01.xml

Solution :

All wv library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/wv-1.2.3-r1'

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: 23795 (gentoo_GLSA-200612-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4513