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[ GLSA 200504-26 ] Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow
From: Sune Kloppenborg Jeppesen <jaervosz () gentoo org>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2005 21:54:40 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200504-26
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow
      Date: April 26, 2005
      Bugs: #89501
        ID: 200504-26

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Synopsis
========

A buffer overflow has been reported in Convert-UUlib, potentially
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Convert-UUlib provides a Perl interface to the uulib library, allowing
Perl applications to access data encoded in a variety of formats.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package                 /  Vulnerable  /               Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  dev-perl/Convert-UUlib       < 1.051                     >= 1.051

Description
===========

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.

Impact
======

Successful exploitation would permit an attacker to run arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the Perl application.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Convert-UUlib users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/Convert-UUlib-1.051"

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200504-26.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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