GLSA-200608-27 : Motor: Execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 22289
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll 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'