UnRTF: Buffer overflow

2005-01-10T00:00:00
ID GLSA-200501-15
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2005-01-10T00:00:00

Description

Background

UnRTF is a utility to convert files in the Rich Text Format into other formats.

Description

An unchecked strcat() in unrtf may overflow the bounds of a static buffer.

Impact

Using a specially crafted file, possibly delivered by e-mail or over the web, an attacker may execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running UnRTF.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All unrtf users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-text/unrtf-0.19.3-r1"