Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in LibVNCServer/LibVNCClient, the worst of which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code when connecting to a malicious server.
|Package||net-libs/libvncserver on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 0.9.11|
|Unaffected versions||>= 0.9.11|
LibVNCServer/LibVNCClient are cross-platform C libraries that allow you to easily implement VNC server or client functionality in your program.
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in LibVNCServer and LibVNCClient. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
A remote attacker could entice a user to connect to a malicious VNC server or leverage Man-in-the-Middle attacks to cause the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running a VNC client linked against LibVNCClient.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All LibVNCServer/LibVNCClient users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-libs/libvncserver-0.9.11"
February 20, 2017
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