GLSA-200501-15 : UnRTF: Buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 16406


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-15 (UnRTF: Buffer overflow)

An unchecked strcat() in unrtf may overflow the bounds of a static buffer.
Impact :

Using a specially crafted file, possibly delivered by e-mail or over the web, an attacker may execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running UnRTF.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All unrtf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/unrtf-0.19.3-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 16406

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200501-15.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/02/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/01/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/16

Reference Information

OSVDB: 12468

GLSA: 200501-15