Pavuk: Multiple buffer overflows — GLSA 200411-19

Pavuk contains multiple buffer overflows that can allow a remote attacker to run arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-misc/pavuk on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.9.31
Unaffected versions >= 0.9.31

Background

Pavuk is web spider and website mirroring tool.

Description

Pavuk contains several buffer overflow vulnerabilities in the code handling digest authentication and HTTP header processing. This issue is similar to GLSA 200407-19, but contains more vulnerabilities.

Impact

A remote attacker could cause a buffer overflow, leading to arbitrary code execution with the rights of the user running Pavuk.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Pavuk users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/pavuk-0.9.31"

References

Release Date
November 10, 2004

Latest Revision
November 10, 2004: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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