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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 2014-1] vino security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.5

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

2 years ago

Modified

Modified

2 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'vino' package(s) announced via the DSA-2014-1 advisory.

Insight

Insight

Several vulnerabilities have been identified in the VNC code of vino, a desktop sharing utility for the GNOME desktop environment. The vulnerabilities referenced below are issues that have originally been reported against Debian source package libvncserver. The vino source package in Debian ships a custom-patched and stripped down variant of libvncserver, thus some of libvncserver's security fixes required porting over. CVE-2014-6053 The rfbProcessClientNormalMessage function in libvncserver/rfbserver.c in LibVNCServer did not properly handle attempts to send a large amount of ClientCutText data, which allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption or daemon crash) via a crafted message that was processed by using a single unchecked malloc. CVE-2018-7225 An issue was discovered in LibVNCServer. rfbProcessClientNormalMessage() in rfbserver.c did not sanitize msg.cct.length, leading to access to uninitialized and potentially sensitive data or possibly unspecified other impact (e.g., an integer overflow) via specially crafted VNC packets. CVE-2019-15681 LibVNC contained a memory leak (CWE-655) in VNC server code, which allowed an attacker to read stack memory and could be abused for information disclosure. Combined with another vulnerability, it could be used to leak stack memory and bypass ASLR. This attack appeared to be exploitable via network connectivity.

Affected Software

Affected Software

'vino' package(s) on Debian Linux.

Detection Method

Detection Method

Checks if a vulnerable package version is present on the target host.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 3.14.0-2+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your vino packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)