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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 10:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200903-01 ] Vinagre: User-assisted execution of arbit Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Vinagre: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200903-01)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: March 06, 2009
Bug(s): #250314
ID: 200903-01

Synopsis


A format string error in Vinagre may allow for the execution of arbitrary
code.


Background


Vinagre is a VNC Client for the GNOME Desktop.


Affected Packages

Package: net-misc/vinagre
Vulnerable: < 0.5.2
Unaffected: >= 0.5.2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Alfredo Ortega (Core Security Technologies) reported a format string
error in the vinagre_utils_show_error() function in
src/vinagre-utils.c.


Impact


A remote attacker could entice a user into opening a specially crafted
.vnc file or connecting to a malicious server, possibly resulting in
the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user
running the application.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All Vinagre users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/vinagre-0.5.2"


References

CVE-2008-5660


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