GLSA-200703-07 : STLport: Possible remote execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24777


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200703-07 (STLport: Possible remote execution of arbitrary code)

Two buffer overflows have been discovered, one in 'print floats' and one in the rope constructor.
Impact :

Both of the buffer overflows could result in the remote execution of arbitrary code. Please note that the exploitability of the vulnerabilities depends on how the library is used by other software programs.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All STLport users should upgrade to the latest version.
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=dev-libs/STLport-5.0.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24777

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200703-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/03/07

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/02/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0803

OSVDB: 33106, 33107

GLSA: 200703-07