GLSA-201612-36 : TigerVNC: Integer overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 95739
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-36 (TigerVNC: Integer overflow)
TigerVNC is impacted by the same vulnerability as found in CVE-2014-6051. An integer overflow, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow, was found in the way screen sizes were handled.
A remote attacker, utilizing a malicious VNC server, could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the client, or cause 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-1.4.2'