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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2006-5864: GNU gv: Stack overflow

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2006-5864: GNU gv: Stack overflow

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/10/2006
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/29/2021

Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in the ps_gettext function in ps.c for GNU gv 3.6.2, and possibly earlier versions, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PostScript (PS) file with certain headers that contain long comments, as demonstrated using the (1) DocumentMedia, (2) DocumentPaperSizes, and possibly (3) PageMedia and (4) PaperSize headers. NOTE: this issue can be exploited through other products that use gv such as evince.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-app-text-evince
  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-app-text-gv
  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-app-text-mgv

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