Dillo: Format string vulnerability — GLSA 200501-11

Dillo is vulnerable to a format string bug, which may result in the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

www-client/dillo on all architectures
Affected versions < 0.8.3-r4
Unaffected versions >= 0.8.3-r4

Background

Dillo is a small and fast multi-platform web browser based on GTK+.

Description

Gentoo Linux developer Tavis Ormandy found a format string bug in Dillo's handling of messages in a_Interface_msg().

Impact

An attacker could craft a malicious web page which, when accessed using Dillo, would trigger the format string vulnerability and potentially execute arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Dillo.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Dillo users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-client/dillo-0.8.3-r4"

References

Release Date
January 09, 2005

Latest Revision
January 09, 2005: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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