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Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:03:45 +0100
From: David King <>
To: oss-security <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>,
	Mark McLoughlin <>,
	David Woodhouse <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request / Discussion -- vino -- reports the desktop being
 reachable only over the local network, when reachable from everywhere

On 2011-03-14 16:00, Jan Lieskovsky <> wrote:
>Hello Josh, Steve, David, vendors,
>   this is due the following vino deficiency:
>   [1]
>   [2]
>As noted in [1] Vino may incorrectly report, that relevant user desktop
>is reachable only over local network, when in fact it's reachable from everywhere.


>Upstream bug report:
>Ubuntu bug report (IPv6 specific):
>To David King -- David, what are the upstream plans for this issue? Is there by any
>chance upstream patch for the bug [3] yet?

I only took over the Vino maintainership 10 days ago, so I am not 
familiar with all parts of the code yet, including this one. Now that I 
have been notified of the issue, I will work on fixing it, but for the 
next stable release (GNOME 3.0), due in a few weeks, I think that it 
will be safest to disable this functionality.

As for the UPnP issue listed at [2], I was planning to fix this during 
the GNOME 3.2 release cycle, as it will require changing translatable 
strings, and the project is already in a string freeze. The upstream bug 
has some more details:

I could also disable this functionality as a workaround.

>Thanks && Regards, Jan.


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