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<title>Motor: Execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>
Motor uses a vulnerable ktools library, which could lead to the execution
of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">motor</product>
<announced>August 29, 2006</announced>
<revised>August 29, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>135020</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="dev-util/motor" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="rge">3.3.0-r1</unaffected>
<unaffected range="ge">3.4.0-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.4.0-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Motor is a text mode based programming environment for Linux, with a
syntax highlighting feature, project manager, makefile generator, gcc
and gdb front-end, and CVS integration.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
In November 2005, Zone-H Research reported a boundary error in the
ktools library in the VGETSTRING() macro of kkstrtext.h, which may
cause a buffer overflow via an overly long input string.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker could entice a user to use a malicious file or input,
which could lead to the crash of Motor and possibly the execution of
arbitrary code.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Motor 3.3.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-util/motor-3.3.0-r1&quot;</code>
<p>
All motor 3.4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=dev-util/motor-3.4.0-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3863">CVE-2005-3863</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 23 Aug 2006 15:20:34 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Sat, 26 Aug 2006 14:27:17 +0000">
falco
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sat, 26 Aug 2006 15:28:41 +0000">
falco
</metadata>
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