GLSA 200608-27 Motor: Execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 09/08/2006 12:00 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Motor: Execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200608-27
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Motor: Execution of arbitrary code
Date: August 29, 2006
Bugs: #135020
ID: 200608-27

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

Background
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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
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-util/motor lt; 3.4.0-r1 *gt;= 3.3.0-r1
gt;= 3.4.0-r1

Description
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Motor 3.3.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-util/motor-3.3.0-r1"

All motor 3.4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-util/motor-3.4.0-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2005-3863
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3863

Availability
============

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

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200608-27.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 2006 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/2.5



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