GLSA-201606-16 : PLIB: Buffer overflow vulnerability

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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-201606-16
(PLIB: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

A buffer overflow in PLIB allows user-assisted remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code via vectors involving a long error message, as
demonstrated by a crafted acc file for TORCS.

Impact :

Remote attackers could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All PLIB users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --verbose --oneshot '>=media-libs/plib-1.8.5-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91847 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4620

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