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Pavuk: Digest authentication helper buffer overflow


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200407-19 / Pavuk
Release Date July 26, 2004
Latest Revision May 22, 2006: 02
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-misc/pavuk <= 0.9.28-r2 >= 0.9.28-r3 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: No related gentoo bugreports


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

2.  Impact Information


Pavuk is web spider and website mirroring tool.


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


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

3.  Resolution Information


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


All Pavuk users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge sync

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

4.  References


Page updated July 26, 2004

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