Oracle Linux 3 / 4 : libgsf (ELSA-2007-0011)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0011 :

Updated libgsf packages that fix a buffer overflow flaw are now
available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The GNOME Structured File Library is a utility library for reading and
writing structured file formats.

A heap based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way GNOME
Structured File Library processes and certain OLE documents. If an
person opened a specially crafted OLE file, it could cause the client
application to crash or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2006-4514)

Users of GNOME Structured File Library should upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch that resolves this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-January/000040.html
https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-March/000093.html

Solution :

Update the affected libgsf packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67437 ()

Bugtraq ID: 21358

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4514