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<title>Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow</title>
<synopsis>
A buffer overflow has been reported in Convert-UUlib, potentially resulting
in the execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">Convert-UUlib</product>
<announced>April 26, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<bug>89501</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-perl/Convert-UUlib" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.051</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.051</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Convert-UUlib provides a Perl interface to the uulib library, allowing
Perl applications to access data encoded in a variety of formats.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
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.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
Successful exploitation would permit an attacker to run arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the Perl application.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Convert-UUlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-perl/Convert-UUlib-1.051&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1349">CVE-2005-1349</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 19 Apr 2005 16:17:03 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 21 Apr 2005 08:24:58 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 25 Apr 2005 20:37:01 +0000">
taviso
</metadata>
</glsa>