GLSA 200501-11: Dillo: Format string vulnerability
Posted on: 01/09/2005 06:58 PM

A Dillo security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200501-11
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Dillo: Format string vulnerability
Date: January 09, 2005
Bugs: #76665
ID: 200501-11

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

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

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-client/dillo < 0.8.3-r4 >= 0.8.3-r4

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

Impact
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Dillo users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/dillo-0.8.3-r4"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-0012
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0012

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200501-11.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0


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