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|Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:34 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200501-15 ] UnRTF: Buffer overflow
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: UnRTF: Buffer overflow (GLSA 200501-15)
Date: January 10, 2005
A buffer overflow in UnRTF allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code by
way of a specially crafted RTF file.
UnRTF is a utility to convert files in the Rich Text Format into
Vulnerable: < 0.19.3-r1
Unaffected: >= 0.19.3-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
An unchecked strcat() in unrtf may overflow the bounds of a static
Using a specially crafted file, possibly delivered by e-mail or
over the web, an attacker may execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running UnRTF.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All unrtf users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/unrtf-0.19.3-r1"
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