GLSA-200510-09 : Weex: Format string vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 19979


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


The 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).
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Weex users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-ftp/weex-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19979

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200510-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/11

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:weex, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/10/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3150

OSVDB: 19817

GLSA: 200510-09