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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200608-27 ] Motor: Execution of arbitrary code Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Motor: Execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200608-27)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: August 29, 2006
Bug(s): #135020
ID: 200608-27

Synopsis

Motor uses a vulnerable ktools library, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Motor is a text mode based programming environment for Linux, with a syntax highlighting feature, project manager, makefile generator, gcc and gdb front-end, and CVS integration.

Affected Packages

Package: dev-util/motor
Vulnerable: < 3.4.0-r1
Unaffected: >= 3.3.0-r1 < 3.3.1
Unaffected: >= 3.4.0-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

In November 2005, Zone-H Research reported a boundary error in the ktools library in the VGETSTRING() macro of kkstrtext.h, which may cause a buffer overflow via an overly long input string.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to use a malicious file or input, which could lead to the crash of Motor and possibly the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Motor 3.3.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/motor-3.3.0-r1"
All motor 3.4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/motor-3.4.0-r1"


References

CVE-2005-3863
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