GLSA-200501-15 : UnRTF: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-15
(UnRTF: Buffer overflow)

An unchecked strcat() in unrtf may overflow the bounds of a static

Impact :

Using a specially crafted file, possibly delivered by e-mail or
over the web, an attacker may execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running UnRTF.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All unrtf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/unrtf-0.19.3-r1'

Risk factor :


Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16406 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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