Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gv (MDKSA-2006:214-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Stack-based buffer overflow in the ps_gettext function in ps.c for GNU
gv 3.6.2, and possibly earlier versions, allows user-assisted
attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PostScript (PS) file with
certain headers that contain long comments, as demonstrated using the
DocumentMedia header.

Packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Update :

The patch used in the previous update still left the possibility of
causing X to consume unusual amounts of memory if gv is used to view a
carefully crafted image designed to exploit CVE-2006-5864. This update
uses an improved patch to address this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected gv package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 24599 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-214.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 20978

CVE ID: CVE-2006-5864

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