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[GLSA-200610-03] ncompress: Buffer Underflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
ncompress: Buffer Underflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200610-03
(ncompress: Buffer Underflow)
Tavis Ormandy of the Google Security Team discovered a static buffer
underflow in ncompress.
A possible hacker could create a specially crafted LZW archive, that when
decompressed by a user or automated system would result in the
execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user invoking
There is no known workaround at this time.
All ncompress users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-arch/ncompress-188.8.131.52"
Threat Level: Medium
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