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|Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 10:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200611-20 ] GNU gv: Stack overflow
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: GNU gv: Stack overflow (GLSA 200611-20)
Date: November 24, 2006
GNU gv improperly handles user-supplied data possibly allowing for the execution of arbitrary code.
GNU gv is a viewer for PostScript and PDF documents.
Vulnerable: < 3.6.2-r1
Unaffected: >= 3.6.2-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
GNU gv does not properly boundary check user-supplied data before copying it into process buffers.
An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document with GNU gv and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user on the system.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All gv users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gv-3.6.2-r1"