GLSA-200903-01 : Vinagre: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-200903-01
(Vinagre: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

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 :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200903-01.xml

Solution :

All Vinagre users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/vinagre-0.5.2'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35791 (gentoo_GLSA-200903-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5660