GLSA-200501-11 : Dillo: Format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-11
(Dillo: Format string vulnerability)

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.

See also :

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

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16402 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0012