GLSA 200903-01 Vinagre: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 03/06/2009 11:35 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Vinagre: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-01
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Vinagre: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: March 06, 2009
Bugs: #250314
ID: 200903-01

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

Background
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Vinagre is a VNC Client for the GNOME Desktop.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 net-misc/vinagre lt; 0.5.2 gt;= 0.5.2

Description
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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
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Vinagre users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=net-misc/vinagre-0.5.2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5660
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5660

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-200903-01.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 2009 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/2.5



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