Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Gentoo Local Security Checks >> [GLSA-200409-07] xv: Buffer overflows in image handling


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[GLSA-200409-07] xv: Buffer overflows in image handling

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
xv: Buffer overflows in image handling

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-07
(xv: Buffer overflows in image handling)


Multiple buffer overflow and integer handling vulnerabilities have been
discovered in xv's image processing code. These vulnerabilities have been
found in the xvbmp.c, xviris.c, xvpcx.c and xvpm.c source files.

Impact

A possible hacker might be able to embed malicious code into an image, which
would lead to the execution of arbitrary code under the rights of the
user viewing the image.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/372345/2004-08-15/2004-08-21/0
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0802


Solution:
All xv users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r7"
# emerge ">=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r7"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

Cables, Connectors

ASUS N551JK GL551JM N551JM G551JK N551JX i7 GTX850M Motherboard
$248.0
 ASUS N551JK GL551JM N551JM G551JK N551JX i7 GTX850M Motherboard  picture1PC 100% TEST IFC03 / D0IFC03-01 (by EMS or DHL ) #GY008
$980.0
1PC 100%  TEST   IFC03 / D0IFC03-01    (by EMS or DHL ) #GY008 pictureSupermicro CSE-SATA-933 Server Serial ATA backplane
$248.23
Supermicro CSE-SATA-933 Server Serial ATA backplane picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.