Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gv (MDKSA-2002:069)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13969
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA buffer overflow was discovered in gv versions 3.5.8 and earlier by Zen Parse. The problem is triggered by scanning a file and can be exploited by an attacker sending a malformed PostScript or PDF file.
This would result in arbitrary code being executed with the privilege of the user viewing the file. ggv uses code derived from gv and has the same vulnerability. These updates provide patched versions of gv and ggv to fix the vulnerabilities.
SolutionUpdate the affected ggv and / or gv packages.