Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : vinagre vulnerability (USN-689-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Alfredo Ortega discovered a flaw in Vinagre's use of format strings. A
remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability if they tricked a
user into connecting to a malicious VNC server, or opening a specially
crafted URI with Vinagre. In Ubuntu 8.04, it was possible to execute
arbitrary code with user privileges. In Ubuntu 8.10, Vinagre would
simply abort, leading to a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected vinagre package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36896 ()

Bugtraq ID: 32682

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5660

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