Yelp URI format string
|yelp-uri-format-string (44449)||High Risk|
Yelp could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an error when handling certain URIs. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted URI, an attacker could execute arbitrary code on the system.
Refer to Gnome Bugzilla Bug 546364 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- Gnome Bugzilla Bug 546364: yelp format string vulnerabilty.
- GNOME Web site: Yelp.
- BID-30690: Yelp Invalid URI Format String Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-3533: 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.
- GLSA-200809-01: yelp: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
- MDVSA-2008:175: yelp
- OSVDB ID: 47513: Yelp yelp-window.c gtk_message_dialog Crafted URI Format String
- SA31465: Yelp Invalid URI Format String Vulnerability
- SUSE-SR:2008:024: SUSE Security Summary Report
- USN-638-1: Yelp vulnerability
- Canonical Ubuntu 7.10
- Canonical Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
- Gentoo Linux
- Gnome Yelp 2.23.1
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
Aug 05, 2008
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