Pan .nzb file buffer overflow
|pan-nzb-bo (42750)||High Risk|
Pan is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking when parsing malicious files. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted .nzb file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
Refer to the Pan Web site for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.
- Gentoo Bugzilla Bug 224051: net-nntp/pan Buffer overflow parsing *.nzb files (CVE-2008-2363).
- gmane Mailing List, Pavel Polischouk | 29 May 16:13: CVE-2008-2363: pan - heap overflow.
- Pan Web site: Pan - A GTK+ Newsreader.
- Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 446902: CVE-2008-2363 Assertion fails when starting PAN.
- BID-29421: Pan '.nzb' File Parsing Heap Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-2363: The PartsBatch class in Pan 0.132 and earlier does not properly manage the data structures for Parts batches, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted .nzb file that triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.
- GLSA-200807-15: Pan: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
- MDVSA-2008:201: pan
- OSVDB ID: 45944: Pan PartsBatch Class Crafted NZB File Handling Overflow
- SUSE-SR:2008:013: SUSE Security Summary Report
- USN-845-1: Pan vulnerability
- Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
- Gentoo Linux
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
- Pan Pan 0.128
- Pan Pan 0.129
- Pan Pan 0.130
- Pan Pan 0.131
- Pan Pan 0.132
May 16, 2008
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