GLSA-200509-02 : Gnumeric: Heap overflow in the included PCRE library
High Nessus Plugin ID 19577
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200509-02 (Gnumeric: Heap overflow in the included PCRE library)
Gnumeric contains a private copy of libpcre which is subject to an integer overflow leading to a heap overflow (see GLSA 200508-17).
An attacker could potentially exploit this vulnerability by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted spreadsheet, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Gnumeric.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Gnumeric users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-office/gnumeric-1.4.3-r2'