openSUSE 10 Security Update : gv (gv-2338)

High Nessus Plugin ID 27256


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The previous 'gv' update to fix a stack overflow did not completely fix the problem spotted. An attacker could still cause the handling to use up all system memory, or open windows much wider than the X display and crash. Code execution however was not possible.


Update the affected gv package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27256

File Name: suse_gv-2338.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:gv, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2006/12/01