GLSA 200703-07 STLport: Possible remote execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 03/06/2007 11:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - STLport: Possible remote execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200703-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: STLport: Possible remote execution of arbitrary code
Date: March 06, 2007
Bugs: #165837
ID: 200703-07

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Synopsis
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Two buffer overflows have been discovered in STLport possibly leading
to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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STLport is a multi-platform C++ Standard Library implementation.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 dev-libs/STLport lt; 5.0.3 gt;= 5.0.3

Description
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Two buffer overflows have been discovered, one in "print floats" and
one in the rope constructor.

Impact
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Both of the buffer overflows could result in the remote execution of
arbitrary code. Please note that the exploitability of the
vulnerabilities depends on how the library is used by other software
programs.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All STLport users should upgrade to the latest version.

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=dev-libs/STLport-5.0.3"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-0803
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0803

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-200703-07.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 2007 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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