A buffer overflow in TigerVNC could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
|Package||net-misc/tigervnc on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.3.1|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.3.1|
TigerVNC is a high-performance VNC server/client.
Two boundary errors in TigerVNC could lead to a heap-based buffer overflow.
A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious VNC server using TigerVNC, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All TigerVNC users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-misc/tigervnc-1.3.1"
November 05, 2014
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