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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2008-175

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2008-175
Posted Aug 21, 2008
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory - A format string vulnerability was discovered in yelp after version 2.19.90 and before 2.24 that could allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in an invalid URI on the command-line or via URI helpers in Firefox, Evolution, or possibly other programs. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2008-3533
SHA-256 | da00a94fca68b754636dddb3e0930226c093a98991b1378ec5407e4db5f349d2

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2008-175

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2008:175
http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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Package : yelp
Date : August 20, 2008
Affected: 2008.0, 2008.1
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Problem Description:

A format string vulnerability was discovered in yelp after version
2.19.90 and before 2.24 that could allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code via format string specifiers in an invalid URI on the
command-line or via URI helpers in Firefox, Evolution, or possibly
other programs (CVE-2008-3533).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3533
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Linux 2008.0:
a719b8c3aea21146f01af266c3b45fc7 2008.0/i586/yelp-2.20.0-3.7mdv2008.0.i586.rpm
0d2ef45c8b12d4f07161b92be7601a2f 2008.0/SRPMS/yelp-2.20.0-3.7mdv2008.0.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2008.0/X86_64:
5412717db7dd8419ce9b28c4de7307ab 2008.0/x86_64/yelp-2.20.0-3.7mdv2008.0.x86_64.rpm
0d2ef45c8b12d4f07161b92be7601a2f 2008.0/SRPMS/yelp-2.20.0-3.7mdv2008.0.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2008.1:
6f58eb4d621798e98aec55cda0900990 2008.1/i586/yelp-2.22.0-2.4mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
10880d9090a2cb089674fca828560fe5 2008.1/SRPMS/yelp-2.22.0-2.4mdv2008.1.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64:
bd939bf4ff92cf5171e59ffac790a9f4 2008.1/x86_64/yelp-2.22.0-2.4mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
10880d9090a2cb089674fca828560fe5 2008.1/SRPMS/yelp-2.22.0-2.4mdv2008.1.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_(at)_mandriva.com
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
<security*mandriva.com>
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