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[GLSA-200504-26] Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-26
(Convert-UUlib: Buffer overflow)
A vulnerability has been reported in Convert-UUlib where a
malformed parameter can be provided by a possible hacker allowing a read
operation to overflow a buffer. The vendor credits Mark Martinec and
Robert Lewis with the discovery.
Successful exploitation would permit a possible hacker to run arbitrary
code with the rights of the user running the Perl application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Convert-UUlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-perl/Convert-UUlib-1.051"
Threat Level: Medium
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