Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : vinagre (MDVSA-2008:240)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Alfredo Ortega found a flaw in how Vinagre uses format strings. A
remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability if they were able to
trick a user into connecting to a malicious VNC server, or opening a
specially crafted URI with Vinagre. With older versions of Vinagre, it
was possible to execute arbitrary code with user privileges. In later
versions, Vinagre would abort, leading to a denial of service.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected vinagre 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: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38069 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-240.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 32682

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5660

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