GLSA 200504-26: Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 04/26/2005 05:39 PM

A Convert-UUlib security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200504-26
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow
Date: April 26, 2005
Bugs: #89501
ID: 200504-26

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow has been reported in Convert-UUlib, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Convert-UUlib provides a Perl interface to the uulib library, allowing Perl applications to access data encoded in a variety of formats.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-perl/Convert-UUlib lt; 1.051 gt;= 1.051

Description
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A vulnerability has been reported in Convert-UUlib where a malformed parameter can be provided by an attacker allowing a read operation to overflow a buffer. The vendor credits Mark Martinec and Robert Lewis with the discovery.

Impact
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Successful exploitation would permit an attacker to run arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the Perl application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Convert-UUlib users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-perl/Convert-UUlib-1.051"

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200504-26.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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