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Secunia Security Advisory 14029

Secunia Security Advisory 14029
Posted Jan 28, 2005
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Victor Ashik has reported a vulnerability in less in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 14029

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TITLE:
Red Hat less Binary File Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA14029

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/14029/

CRITICAL:
Moderately critical

IMPACT:
System access

WHERE:
>From remote

OPERATING SYSTEM:
RedHat Enterprise Linux WS 3
http://secunia.com/product/2536/
RedHat Enterprise Linux ES 3
http://secunia.com/product/2535/
RedHat Enterprise Linux AS 3
http://secunia.com/product/2534/

DESCRIPTION:
Victor Ashik has reported a vulnerability in less in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3, which potentially can be exploited by malicious
people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the handling of binary
files. This can be exploited to cause a heap based buffer overflow by
tricking a user into opening a specially crafted binary file.

Success exploitation may lead to execution of arbitrary code.

SOLUTION:
Updated packages are available from Red Hat Network.
http://rhn.redhat.com/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Victor Ashik

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-068.html

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About:
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vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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