STLport: Possible remote execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 200703-07

Two buffer overflows have been discovered in STLport possibly leading to the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

dev-libs/STLport on all architectures
Affected versions < 5.0.3
Unaffected versions >= 5.0.3

Background

STLport is a multi-platform C++ Standard Library implementation.

Description

Two buffer overflows have been discovered, one in "print floats" and one in the rope constructor.

Impact

Both of the buffer overflows could result in the remote execution of arbitrary code. Please note that the exploitability of the vulnerabilities depends on how the library is used by other software programs.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All STLport users should upgrade to the latest version.

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-libs/STLport-5.0.3"

References

Release Date
March 06, 2007

Latest Revision
March 06, 2007: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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