GLSA-200511-01 : libgda: Format string vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-01
(libgda: Format string vulnerabilities)

Steve Kemp discovered two format string vulnerabilities in the
gda_log_error and gda_log_message functions. Some applications may pass
untrusted input to those functions and be vulnerable.

Impact :

An attacker could pass malicious input to an application making
use of the vulnerable libgda functions, potentially resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the rights of that application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All libgda users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=gnome-extra/libgda-1.2.2-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20140 (gentoo_GLSA-200511-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 15200

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2958