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[GLSA-200511-01] libgda: Format string vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libgda: Format string vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-01
(libgda: Format string vulnerabilities)


Steve Kemp discovered two format string vulnerabilities in the
gda_log_error and gda_log_message functions. Some applications may pass
untrusted input to those functions and be vulnerable.

Impact

A possible hacker could pass malicious input to an application making
use of the vulnerable libgda functions, potentially resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code with the rights of that application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2958


Solution:
All libgda users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=gnome-extra/libgda-1.2.2-r1"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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