GLSA-200807-15 : Pan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-200807-15
(Pan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Pavel Polischouk reported a boundary error in the PartsBatch class when
processing .nzb files.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .nzb
file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges 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-200807-15.xml

Solution :

All Pan users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-nntp/pan-0.132-r3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33781 (gentoo_GLSA-200807-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2363