GLSA-201611-20 : TestDisk: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201611-20
(TestDisk: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A buffer overflow can be triggered within TestDisk when a malicious disk
image is attempting to be recovered.

Impact :

A remote attacker could coerce the victim to run TestDisk against their
malicious image. This may be leveraged by an attacker to crash TestDisk
and gain control of program execution.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All TestDisk users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/testdisk-7.0-r2'

Risk factor :


Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95271 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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