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Pavuk: Digest authentication helper buffer overflow

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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

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

Pavuk is web spider and website mirroring tool.

Description

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

Impact

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

3.  Resolution Information

Workaround

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

Resolution

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



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