GLSA-201411-03 : TigerVNC: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78881
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201411-03 (TigerVNC: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Two boundary errors in TigerVNC could lead to a heap-based buffer overflow.
A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious VNC server using TigerVNC, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll TigerVNC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-misc/tigervnc-1.3.1'