Gentoo: http-fetcher buffer overflow
Posted by LinuxSecurity.com Team   
Gentoo HTTP Fetcher library is exposed to very fatal buffer overflow.

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GENTOO LINUX SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT 200301-6
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PACKAGE : http-fetcher
SUMMARY : buffer overflow
DATE    : 2003-01-07 09:01 UTC
EXPLOIT : remote

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From advisory:
"HTTP Fetcher library is exposed to very fatal buffer overflow.
And, It influences in other several programs."

Read the full advisory at 
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=bugtraq&m=104187658217144&w=2

SOLUTION

It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running
net-www/http-fetcher-1.0.1 or earlier update their systems as
follows:

emerge rsync
emerge http-fetcher
emerge clean

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