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PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2005 10:41 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200501-11 ] Dillo: Format string vulnerability Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Dillo: Format string vulnerability (GLSA 200501-11)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: January 09, 2005
Bug(s): #76665
ID: 200501-11

Synopsis

Dillo is vulnerable to a format string bug, which may result in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

Dillo is a small and fast multi-platform web browser based on GTK+.

Affected Packages

Package: www-client/dillo
Vulnerable: < 0.8.3-r4
Unaffected: >= 0.8.3-r4
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Gentoo Linux developer Tavis Ormandy found a format string bug in Dillo's handling of messages in a_Interface_msg().

Impact

An attacker could craft a malicious web page which, when accessed using Dillo, would trigger the format string vulnerability and potentially execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Dillo.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Dillo users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/dillo-0.8.3-r4"


References

CAN-2005-0012


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