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[GLSA-200611-20] GNU gv: Stack overflow Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
GNU gv: Stack overflow
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200611-20
(GNU gv: Stack overflow)
GNU gv does not properly boundary check user-supplied data before
copying it into process buffers.
A possible hacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted document
with GNU gv and execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user on
There is no known workaround at this time.
All gv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/gv-3.6.2-r1"
Threat Level: Medium
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