GLSA-200611-20 : GNU gv: Stack overflow
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 23728
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-20 (GNU gv: Stack overflow)
GNU gv does not properly boundary check user-supplied data before copying it into process buffers.
An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document with GNU gv and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user on the system.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll gv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-text/gv-3.6.2-r1'