GLSA-200504-26 : Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 18144
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-26 (Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow)
A vulnerability has been reported in Convert-UUlib where a malformed parameter can be provided by an attacker allowing a read operation to overflow a buffer. The vendor credits Mark Martinec and Robert Lewis with the discovery.
Successful exploitation would permit an attacker to run arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the Perl application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Convert-UUlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-perl/Convert-UUlib-1.051'