Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : yelp (MDVSA-2008:175)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A format string vulnerability was discovered in yelp after version
2.19.90 and before 2.24 that could allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code via format string specifiers in an invalid URI on the
command-line or via URI helpers in Firefox, Evolution, or possibly
other programs (CVE-2008-3533).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected yelp package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37661 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-175.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 30690

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3533

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