A buffer overflow in UnRTF allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code by way of a specially crafted RTF file.
|Package||app-text/unrtf on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.19.3-r1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.19.3-r1|
UnRTF is a utility to convert files in the Rich Text Format into other formats.
An unchecked strcat() in unrtf may overflow the bounds of a static buffer.
Using a specially crafted file, possibly delivered by e-mail or over the web, an attacker may execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running UnRTF.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All unrtf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/unrtf-0.19.3-r1"
January 10, 2005
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