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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200807-15 ] Pan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Pan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200807-15)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: July 31, 2008
Bug(s): #224051
ID: 200807-15

Synopsis

A buffer overflow vulnerability in Pan may allow remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Background

Pan is a newsreader for the GNOME desktop.

Affected Packages

Package: net-nntp/pan
Vulnerable: < 0.132-r3
Unaffected: >= 0.132-r3
Unaffected: >= 0.14.2.91-r2 < 0.14.2.92
Unaffected: = 0.14.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Pavel Polischouk reported a boundary error in the PartsBatch class when processing .nzb files.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .nzb file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Pan users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-nntp/pan-0.132-r3"


References

CVE-2008-2363


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