GLSA-201611-20 : TestDisk: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95271
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201611-20 (TestDisk: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
A buffer overflow can be triggered within TestDisk when a malicious disk image is attempting to be recovered.
A remote attacker could coerce the victim to run TestDisk against their malicious image. This may be leveraged by an attacker to crash TestDisk and gain control of program execution.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll TestDisk users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/testdisk-7.0-r2'