FreeBSD : vinagre -- format string vulnerability (214e8e07-d369-11dd-b800-001b77d09812)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

CORE Security Technologies reports :

A format string error has been found on the vinagre_utils_show_error()
function that can be exploited via commands issued from a malicious
server containing format string specifiers on the VNC name.

In a web-based attack scenario, the user would be required to connect
to a malicious server. Successful exploitation would then allow the
attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Vinagre
user.

See also :

http://www.coresecurity.com/content/vinagre-format-string
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/vinagre/0.5/vinagre-0.5.2.news
http://www.nessus.org/u?94b66334

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 35284 (freebsd_pkg_214e8e07d36911ddb800001b77d09812.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 32682

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5660

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