GLSA-201702-24 : LibVNCServer/LibVNCClient: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201702-24
(LibVNCServer/LibVNCClient: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in LibVNCServer and
LibVNCClient. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for
details.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious VNC
server or leverage Man-in-the-Middle attacks to cause the execution of
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running a VNC client
linked against LibVNCClient.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201702-24

Solution :

All LibVNCServer/LibVNCClient users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/libvncserver-0.9.11'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97267 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9941
CVE-2016-9942

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