GLSA-201603-12 : FlightGear, SimGear: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 89905


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201603-12 (FlightGear, SimGear: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple format string vulnerabilities in FlightGear and SimGear allow user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in certain data chunk values in an aircraft xml model.
Impact :

Remote attackers could possibly execute arbitrary code or cause Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Flightgear users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=games-simulation/flightgear-3.4.0' All Simgear users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=games-simulation/simgear-3.4.0'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89905

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201603-12.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/03/14

Modified: 2016/03/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:flightgear, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:simgear, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/03/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2090, CVE-2012-2091

GLSA: 201603-12