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Mandriva: Subject: [Security Announce] [ MDVSA-2008:240 ] vinagre Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Mandrake Alfredo Ortega found a flaw in how Vinagre uses format strings. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability if they were able to trick a user into connecting to a malicious VNC server, or opening a specially crafted URI with Vinagre. With older versions of Vinagre, it was possible to execute arbitrary code with user privileges. In later versions, Vinagre would abort, leading to a denial of service. The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.
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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2008:240
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Package : vinagre
 Date    : December 10, 2008
 Affected: 2008.1, 2009.0
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Problem Description:

 Alfredo Ortega found a flaw in how Vinagre uses format strings.
 A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability if they were able to
 trick a user into connecting to a malicious VNC server, or opening a
 specially crafted URI with Vinagre.  With older versions of Vinagre,
 it was possible to execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
 In later versions, Vinagre would abort, leading to a denial of service.
 
 The updated packages have been patched to prevent this issue.
 _______________________________________________________________________

 Updated Packages:

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1:
 a8a6ada09391c2e6a84b21e9df02be0a  2008.1/i586/vinagre-0.5.0-1.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 
 eb08aeb2f86562c079477bf0c478c546  2008.1/SRPMS/vinagre-0.5.0-1.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64:
 edeeac6c489b5d1f3863f292c030318f  2008.1/x86_64/vinagre-0.5.0-1.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm 
 eb08aeb2f86562c079477bf0c478c546  2008.1/SRPMS/vinagre-0.5.0-1.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0:
 b09a10bb652f5d9afa23e076e139d87c  2009.0/i586/vinagre-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.i586.rpm 
 a22e09709e3c947737a2eefa29983175  2009.0/SRPMS/vinagre-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2009.0/X86_64:
 5e6214867963cc0d8c3776b05212567a  2009.0/x86_64/vinagre-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.x86_64.rpm 
 a22e09709e3c947737a2eefa29983175  2009.0/SRPMS/vinagre-2.24.0-1.1mdv2009.0.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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