GLSA-200501-11 : Dillo: Format string vulnerability
High Nessus Plugin ID 16402
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-11 (Dillo: Format string vulnerability)
Gentoo Linux developer Tavis Ormandy found a format string bug in Dillo's handling of messages in a_Interface_msg().
An attacker could craft a malicious web page which, when accessed using Dillo, would trigger the format string vulnerability and potentially execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Dillo.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Dillo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=www-client/dillo-0.8.3-r4'