GLSA-200612-13 : libgsf: Buffer overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 23865
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll libgsf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=gnome-extra/libgsf-1.14.2'