GLSA-200608-27 : Motor: Execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 22289


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-27 (Motor: Execution of arbitrary code)

In November 2005, Zone-H Research reported a boundary error in the ktools library in the VGETSTRING() macro of kkstrtext.h, which may cause a buffer overflow via an overly long input string.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to use a malicious file or input, which could lead to the crash of Motor and possibly the execution of arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Motor 3.3.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/motor-3.3.0-r1' All motor 3.4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-util/motor-3.4.0-r1'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22289

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200608-27.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/11/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3863

OSVDB: 21161

GLSA: 200608-27