Mandriva: Subject: [Security Announce] [ MDVSA-2008:240 ] vinagre
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/
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 Package : vinagre
 Date    : December 10, 2008
 Affected: 2008.1, 2009.0
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 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.
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 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
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 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
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