GLSA-200408-10 : gv: Exploitable Buffer Overflow
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14566
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200408-10 (gv: Exploitable Buffer Overflow)
gv contains a buffer overflow vulnerability where an unsafe sscanf() call is used to interpret PDF and PostScript files.
By enticing a user to view a malformed PDF or PostScript file an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running gv.
There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available version of gv.
SolutionAll gv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=app-text/gv-3.5.8-r4' # emerge '>=app-text/gv-3.5.8-r4'