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Mandriva: Subject: [Security Announce] [ MDVSA-2008:175 ] yelp Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake A format string vulnerability was discovered in yelp after version 2.19.90 and before 2.24 that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in an invalid URI on the command-line or via URI helpers in Firefox, Evolution, or possibly other programs (CVE-2008-3533). The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2008:175
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Package : yelp
 Date    : August 20, 2008
 Affected: 2008.0, 2008.1
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Problem Description:

 A format string vulnerability was discovered in yelp after version
 2.19.90 and before 2.24 that could allow remote attackers to execute
 arbitrary code via format string specifiers in an invalid URI on the
 command-line or via URI helpers in Firefox, Evolution, or possibly
 other programs (CVE-2008-3533).
 
 The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 References:

 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3533
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Linux 2008.0:
 a719b8c3aea21146f01af266c3b45fc7  2008.0/i586/yelp-2.20.0-3.7mdv2008.0.i586.rpm 
 0d2ef45c8b12d4f07161b92be7601a2f  2008.0/SRPMS/yelp-2.20.0-3.7mdv2008.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.0/X86_64:
 5412717db7dd8419ce9b28c4de7307ab  2008.0/x86_64/yelp-2.20.0-3.7mdv2008.0.x86_64.rpm 
 0d2ef45c8b12d4f07161b92be7601a2f  2008.0/SRPMS/yelp-2.20.0-3.7mdv2008.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1:
 6f58eb4d621798e98aec55cda0900990  2008.1/i586/yelp-2.22.0-2.4mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 
 10880d9090a2cb089674fca828560fe5  2008.1/SRPMS/yelp-2.22.0-2.4mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64:
 bd939bf4ff92cf5171e59ffac790a9f4  2008.1/x86_64/yelp-2.22.0-2.4mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm 
 10880d9090a2cb089674fca828560fe5  2008.1/SRPMS/yelp-2.22.0-2.4mdv2008.1.src.rpm
 _______________________________________________________________________

 To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi.  The verification
 of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

 All packages are signed by Mandriva for security.  You can obtain the
 GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

  gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

 You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

  http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

 If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_(at)_mandriva.com
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
  
 
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