GLSA-200501-10 : Vilistextum: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 16401


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-10 (Vilistextum: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

Ariel Berkman discovered that Vilistextum unsafely reads data into an array without checking the length. This code vulnerability may lead to a buffer overflow.
Impact :

A remote attacker could craft a malicious webpage which, when converted, would result in the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Vilistextum.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Vilistextum users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/vilistextum-2.6.7'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 16401

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200501-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1299

OSVDB: 12470

GLSA: 200501-10