Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : vino (ELSA-2013-1452)
High Nessus Plugin ID 70552
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionFrom Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:1452 :
Updated vino packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.
Vino is a Virtual Network Computing (VNC) server for GNOME. It allows remote users to connect to a running GNOME session using VNC.
A denial of service flaw was found in the way Vino handled certain authenticated requests from clients that were in the deferred state. A remote attacker could use this flaw to make the vino-server process enter an infinite loop when processing those incoming requests.
All vino users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. The GNOME session must be restarted (log out, then log back in) for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected vino package.