USN-1128-1: Vino vulnerabilities

2 May 2011

vino vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS


An attacker could send crafted input to Vino and cause it to crash.

Software Description

  • vino - VNC server for GNOME


Kevin Chen discovered that Vino incorrectly handled certain client framebuffer requests. A remote attacker could use this flaw to cause Vino to crash, leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.04
vino - 2.32.1-0ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 10.10
vino - 2.32.0-0ubuntu1.2
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
vino - 2.28.2-0ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
vino - 2.22.2-0ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to restart your session to make all the necessary changes.