GLSA-200505-08 : HT Editor: Multiple buffer overflows

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18234


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200505-08 (HT Editor: Multiple buffer overflows)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Team discovered an integer overflow in the ELF parser, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.
The vendor has reported that an unrelated buffer overflow has been discovered in the PE parser.
Impact :

Successful exploitation would require the victim to open a specially crafted file using HT, potentially permitting an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All hteditor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-editors/hteditor-0.8.0-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18234

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200505-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/05/11

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/05/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1545, CVE-2005-1546

OSVDB: 16351, 16352

GLSA: 200505-08