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[ GLSA 200407-19 ] Pavuk: Digest authentication helper buffer overflow
From: Kurt Lieber <klieber () gentoo org>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 14:27:00 +0000

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200407-19
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: Pavuk: Digest authentication helper buffer overflow
      Date: July 26, 2004
        ID: 200407-19

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Synopsis
========

Pavuk contains a bug that can allow an attacker to run arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Pavuk is web spider and website mirroring tool.

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

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     Package         /    Vulnerable    /                   Unaffected
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  1  net-misc/pavuk      <= 0.9.28-r2                     >= 0.9.28-r3

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

Pavuk contains several buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the code
handling digest authentication.

Impact
======

An attacker could cause a buffer overflow, leading to arbitrary code
execution with the rights of the user running Pavuk.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time. All users are encouraged to
upgrade to the latest available version of Pavuk.

Resolution
==========

All Pavuk users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge sync

    # emerge -pv ">=net-misc/pavuk-0.9.28-r3"
    # emerge ">=net-misc/pavuk-0.9.28-r3"

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

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

    http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200407-19.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 2004 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/1.0

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