GLSA-200510-09 : Weex: Format string vulnerability
High Nessus Plugin ID 19979
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-09 (Weex: Format string vulnerability)
Ulf Harnhammar discovered a format string bug in Weex that can be triggered when it is first run (or when its cache files are rebuilt, using the -r option).
An attacker could setup a malicious FTP server which, when accessed using Weex, could trigger the format string bug and end up executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Weex.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Weex users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-ftp/weex-184.108.40.206-r1'