USN-638-1: Yelp vulnerability
27 August 2008
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 7.10
Aaron Grattafiori discovered that the Gnome Help Viewer did not handle format strings correctly when displaying certain error messages. If a user were tricked into opening a specially crafted URI, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code with user privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.