A buffer overflow vulnerability in Pan may allow remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
|Package||net-nntp/pan on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.132-r3|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.132-r3
revision >= 0.14.2.91-r2
Pan is a newsreader for the GNOME desktop.
Pavel Polischouk reported a boundary error in the PartsBatch class when processing .nzb files.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted .nzb file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Pan users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-nntp/pan-0.132-r3"
July 31, 2008
July 31, 2008: 01