Weex: Format string vulnerability — GLSA 200510-09

Weex contains a format string error that may be exploited by malicious servers to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

net-ftp/weex on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.6.1.5-r1
Unaffected versions >= 2.6.1.5-r1

Background

Weex is a non-interactive FTP client typically used to update web pages.

Description

Ulf Harnhammar discovered a format string bug in Weex that can be triggered when it is first run (or when its cache files are rebuilt, using the -r option).

Impact

An attacker could setup a malicious FTP server which, when accessed using Weex, could trigger the format string bug and end up executing arbitrary code with the rights of the user running Weex.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Weex users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-ftp/weex-2.6.1.5-r1"

References

Release Date
October 08, 2005

Latest Revision
October 08, 2005: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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