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<glsa id="200501-10">
<title>Vilistextum: Buffer overflow vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
Vilistextum is vulnerable to a buffer overflow that allows an attacker to
execute arbitrary code through the use of a malicious webpage.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">vilistextum</product>
<announced>January 06, 2005</announced>
<revised>January 06, 2005: 01</revised>
<bug>74694</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-text/vilistextum" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.6.7</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.6.7</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Vilistextum is an HTML to text converter.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Ariel Berkman discovered that Vilistextum unsafely reads data into
an array without checking the length. This code vulnerability may lead
to a buffer overflow.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker could craft a malicious webpage which, when
converted, would result in the execution of arbitrary code with the
rights of the user running Vilistextum.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Vilistextum users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-text/vilistextum-2.6.7&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://tigger.uic.edu/~jlongs2/holes/vilistextum.txt">Original Advisory</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1299">CAN-2004-1299</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Mon, 3 Jan 2005 15:34:01 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 4 Jan 2005 11:50:53 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 6 Jan 2005 13:22:37 +0000">
SeJo
</metadata>
</glsa>