GLSA-200711-21 : Bochs: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-200711-21
(Bochs: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered a heap-based
overflow vulnerability in the NE2000 driver (CVE-2007-2893). He also
discovered a divide-by-zero error in the emulated floppy disk
controller (CVE-2007-2894).

Impact :

A local attacker in the guest operating system could exploit these
issues to execute code outside of the virtual machine, or cause Bochs
to crash.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Bochs users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emulation/bochs-2.3'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28260 (gentoo_GLSA-200711-21.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2893

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