ChaSen: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 201207-03

A buffer overflow vulnerability in ChaSen could result in the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

app-text/chasen on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.4.4-r2
Unaffected versions >= 2.4.4-r2

Background

ChaSen is a Japanese morphological analysis system.

Description

An error in chalib.c of ChaSen could cause a buffer overflow.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted text file using ChaSen or an application using the ChaSen libraries, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All ChaSen users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/chasen-2.4.4-r2"
 

References

Release Date
July 09, 2012

Latest Revision
July 09, 2012: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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