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<glsa id="200611-20">
<title>GNU gv: Stack overflow</title>
<synopsis>
GNU gv improperly handles user-supplied data possibly allowing for the
execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">gv</product>
<announced>November 24, 2006</announced>
<revised>November 24, 2006: 01</revised>
<bug>154573</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-text/gv" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.6.2-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.6.2-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
GNU gv is a viewer for PostScript and PDF documents.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
GNU gv does not properly boundary check user-supplied data before
copying it into process buffers.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
An attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document
with GNU gv and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user on
the system.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All gv users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=app-text/gv-3.6.2-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-5864">CVE-2006-5864</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 21 Nov 2006 06:07:37 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 21 Nov 2006 14:27:05 +0000">
shellsage
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 24 Nov 2006 20:18:52 +0000">
jaervosz
</metadata>
</glsa>