Gentoo Linux Information for VU#600777

gv contains buffer overflow in sscanf() function

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200210-003
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PACKAGE : ggv
SUMMARY?: buffer overflow
EXPLOIT : local
DATE ?? : 2002-10-17 08:30 UTC

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ggv shares the same buffer overflow problem that gv did.

Read the full advisory at
http://www.idefense.com/advisory/09.26.02.txt

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
app-text/ggv-1.99.90 and earlier update their systems
as follows:

emerge rsync
emerge ggv
emerge clean

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aliz@gentoo.org - GnuPG key is available at www.gentoo.org/~aliz
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Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor References

None

Addendum

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