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[ GLSA 200807-15 ] Pan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 20:44:08 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200807-15
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   Severity: Normal
      Title: Pan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
       Date: July 31, 2008
       Bugs: #224051
         ID: 200807-15

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Synopsis
========

A buffer overflow vulnerability in Pan may allow remote attacker to
execute arbitrary code.

Background
==========

Pan is a newsreader for the GNOME desktop.

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

     -------------------------------------------------------------------
      Package       /  Vulnerable  /                         Unaffected
     -------------------------------------------------------------------
   1  net-nntp/pan     < 0.132-r3                           >= 0.132-r3
                                                       *>= 0.14.2.91-r2
                                                              == 0.14.2

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

Pavel Polischouk reported a boundary error in the PartsBatch class when
processing .nzb files.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .nzb
file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Pan users should upgrade to the latest version:

     # emerge --sync
     # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-nntp/pan-0.132-r3"

References
==========

   [ 1 ] CVE-2008-2363
         http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2363

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

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

   http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200807-15.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 2008 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/2.5



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