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[GLSA-200502-05] Newspost: Buffer overflow vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Newspost: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-05
(Newspost: Buffer overflow vulnerability)
Niels Heinen has discovered a buffer overflow in the socket_getline()
function of Newspost, which can be triggered by providing long strings
that do not end with a newline character.
A remote attacker could setup a malicious NNTP server and entice a
Newspost user to post to it, leading to the crash of the Newspost
process and potentially the execution of arbitrary code with the rights
of the Newspost user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Newspost users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-nntp/newspost-2.0-r1"
Threat Level: Medium
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