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Pan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code



Pan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Pan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200807-15
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http://security.gentoo.org/ 
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    Severity: Normal
       Title: Pan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
        Date: July 31, 2008
        Bugs: #224051
          ID: 200807-15

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Synopsis
=======
A buffer overflow vulnerability in Pan may allow remote attacker to
execute arbitrary code.

Background
=========
Pan is a newsreader for the GNOME desktop.

Affected packages
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       Package       /  Vulnerable  /                         Unaffected
      -------------------------------------------------------------------
    1  net-nntp/pan     < 0.132-r3                           >= 0.132-r3
                                                        *>= 0.14.2.91-r2
                                                               == 0.14.2

Description
==========
Pavel Polischouk reported a boundary error in the PartsBatch class when
processing .nzb files.

Impact
=====
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .nzb
file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All Pan users should upgrade to the latest version:

      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-nntp/pan-0.132-r3"

References
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    [ 1 ] CVE-2008-2363
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2363 

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200807-15.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 




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