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<title>UnRTF: Buffer overflow</title>
<synopsis>
A buffer overflow in UnRTF allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code by
way of a specially crafted RTF file.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">app-text/unrtf</product>
<announced>January 10, 2005</announced>
<revised>January 10, 2005: 01</revised>
<bug>74480</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-text/unrtf" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.19.3-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.19.3-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
UnRTF is a utility to convert files in the Rich Text Format into
other formats.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
An unchecked strcat() in unrtf may overflow the bounds of a static
buffer.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
Using a specially crafted file, possibly delivered by e-mail or
over the web, an attacker may execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running UnRTF.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All unrtf users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-text/unrtf-0.19.3-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://tigger.uic.edu/~jlongs2/holes/unrtf.txt">Original Announcement</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 8 Jan 2005 19:54:59 +0000">
vorlon078
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 8 Jan 2005 19:55:37 +0000">
vorlon078
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 9 Jan 2005 05:15:13 +0000">
dmargoli
</metadata>
</glsa>