GLSA-200801-18 : Kazehakase: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-200801-18
(Kazehakase: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Kazehakase includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to multiple
buffer overflows and memory corruptions vulnerabilities (GLSA
200711-30).

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open specially crafted input
(e.g bookmarks) with Kazehakase, which could possibly lead to the
execution of arbitrary code, a Denial of Service or the disclosure of
sensitive information.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200711-30.xml
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200801-18.xml

Solution :

All Kazehakase users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/kazehakase-0.5.0'

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30135 (gentoo_GLSA-200801-18.nasl)

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