GLSA-200510-09 : Weex: Format string vulnerability

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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-200510-09
(Weex: Format string vulnerability)

Ulf Harnhammar discovered a format string bug in Weex that can be
triggered when it is first run (or when its cache files are rebuilt,
using the -r option).

Impact :

An attacker could setup a malicious FTP server which, when
accessed using Weex, could trigger the format string bug and end up
executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Weex.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Weex users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-ftp/weex-'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19979 (gentoo_GLSA-200510-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3150

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