GLSA-200411-19 : Pavuk: Multiple buffer overflows

High Nessus Plugin ID 15694


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-19 (Pavuk: Multiple buffer overflows)

Pavuk contains several buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the code handling digest authentication and HTTP header processing. This issue is similar to GLSA 200407-19, but contains more vulnerabilities.
Impact :

A remote attacker could cause a buffer overflow, leading to arbitrary code execution with the rights of the user running Pavuk.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Pavuk users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/pavuk-0.9.31'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15694

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200411-19.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/11/13

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:pavuk, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/06/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0456

OSVDB: 7319

GLSA: 200411-19