FreeBSD : vinagre -- format string vulnerability (214e8e07-d369-11dd-b800-001b77d09812)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 35284


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


CORE Security Technologies reports :

A format string error has been found on the vinagre_utils_show_error() function that can be exploited via commands issued from a malicious server containing format string specifiers on the VNC name.

In a web-based attack scenario, the user would be required to connect to a malicious server. Successful exploitation would then allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Vinagre user.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 35284

File Name: freebsd_pkg_214e8e07d36911ddb800001b77d09812.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/01/02

Modified: 2013/11/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:vinagre, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5660

BID: 32682

CWE: 134