Kazehakase: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200801-18

Multiple vulnerabilities in Kazehakase could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

www-client/kazehakase on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.5.0
Unaffected versions >= 0.5.0

Background

Kazehakase is a web browser based on the Gecko engine.

Description

Kazehakase includes a copy of PCRE which is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows and memory corruptions vulnerabilities (GLSA 200711-30).

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open specially crafted input (e.g bookmarks) with Kazehakase, which could possibly lead to the execution of arbitrary code, a Denial of Service or the disclosure of sensitive information.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Kazehakase users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/kazehakase-0.5.0"

References

Release Date
January 30, 2008

Latest Revision
January 30, 2008: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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