Ubuntu 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : yelp vulnerability (USN-638-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Aaron Grattafiori discovered that the Gnome Help Viewer did not handle
format strings correctly when displaying certain error messages. If a
user were tricked into opening a specially crafted URI, a remote
attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected yelp package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34059 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3533