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<glsa id="200505-08">
<title>HT Editor: Multiple buffer overflows</title>
Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in HT Editor, potentially leading
to the execution of arbitrary code.
<product type="ebuild">hteditor</product>
<announced>May 10, 2005</announced>
<revised>May 22, 2006: 02</revised>
<package name="app-editors/hteditor" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.8.0-r2</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.8.0-r2</vulnerable>
HT is a hex editor, designed to help analyse and modify executable
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Team discovered an integer
overflow in the ELF parser, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.
The vendor has reported that an unrelated buffer overflow has been
discovered in the PE parser.
<impact type="normal">
Successful exploitation would require the victim to open a specially
crafted file using HT, potentially permitting an attacker to execute
arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All hteditor users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-editors/hteditor-0.8.0-r2&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2005-1545</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2005-1546</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Thu, 05 May 2005 15:16:28 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 05 May 2005 17:28:17 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 10 May 2005 20:04:14 +0000">