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[GLSA-200510-09] Weex: Format string vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Weex: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-09
(Weex: Format string vulnerability)


Ulf Harnhammar discovered a format string bug in Weex that can be
triggered when it is first run (or when its cache files are rebuilt,
using the -r option).

Impact

A possible hacker could setup a malicious FTP server which, when
accessed using Weex, could trigger the format string bug and end up
executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Weex.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3150


Solution:
All Weex users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/weex-2.6.1.5-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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