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USN-638-1: Yelp vulnerability

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USN-638-1: Yelp vulnerability

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
08/18/2008
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/06/2013
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

Format string vulnerability in the window_error function in yelp-window.c in yelp in Gnome after 2.19.90 and before 2.24 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via format string specifiers in an invalid URI on the command line, as demonstrated by use of yelp within (1) man or (2) ghelp URI handlers in Firefox, Evolution, and unspecified other programs.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-yelp

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