Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : vino (ELSA-2013-1452)

High Nessus Plugin ID 70552


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From 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.


Update the affected vino package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70552

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-1452.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/10/23

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:vino, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/OracleLinux, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5745

BID: 62443

RHSA: 2013:1452