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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2005 8:51 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200505-08 ] HT Editor: Multiple buffer overflows Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: HT Editor: Multiple buffer overflows (GLSA 200505-08)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: May 10, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
Bug(s): #91569
ID: 200505-08

Synopsis

Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in HT Editor, potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

HT is a hex editor, designed to help analyse and modify executable files.

Affected Packages

Package: app-editors/hteditor
Vulnerable: < 0.8.0-r2
Unaffected: >= 0.8.0-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Team discovered an integer overflow in the ELF parser, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow. The vendor has reported that an unrelated buffer overflow has been discovered in the PE parser.

Impact

Successful exploitation would require the victim to open a specially crafted file using HT, potentially permitting an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All hteditor users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-editors/hteditor-0.8.0-r2"


References

CVE-2005-1545
CVE-2005-1546


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