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[GLSA-200501-11] Dillo: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Dillo: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-11
(Dillo: Format string vulnerability)


Gentoo Linux developer Tavis Ormandy found a format string bug in
Dillo's handling of messages in a_Interface_msg().

Impact

A possible hacker could craft a malicious web page which, when accessed
using Dillo, would trigger the format string vulnerability and
potentially execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running
Dillo.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0012


Solution:
All Dillo users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/dillo-0.8.3-r4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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