GLSA-200612-13 : libgsf: Buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 23865


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200612-13 (libgsf: Buffer overflow)

'infamous41md' has discovered that the 'ole_init_info' function may allocate too little memory for storing the contents of an OLE document, resulting in a heap buffer overflow.
Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted OLE document, and possibly execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user opening the document.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libgsf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=gnome-extra/libgsf-1.14.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 23865

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200612-13.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/12/14

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/11/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-4514

BID: 21358

OSVDB: 31702

GLSA: 200612-13