Motor uses a vulnerable ktools library, which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code.
|Package||dev-util/motor on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 3.4.0-r1|
|Unaffected versions||revision >= 3.3.0-r1
Motor is a text mode based programming environment for Linux, with a syntax highlighting feature, project manager, makefile generator, gcc and gdb front-end, and CVS integration.
In November 2005, Zone-H Research reported a boundary error in the ktools library in the VGETSTRING() macro of kkstrtext.h, which may cause a buffer overflow via an overly long input string.
A remote attacker could entice a user to use a malicious file or input, which could lead to the crash of Motor and possibly the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Motor 3.3.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/motor-3.3.0-r1"
All motor 3.4.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-util/motor-3.4.0-r1"
August 29, 2006
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