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[GLSA-200411-28] X.Org, XFree86: libXpm vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
X.Org, XFree86: libXpm vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200411-28
(X.Org, XFree86: libXpm vulnerabilities)


Several issues were discovered in libXpm, including integer
overflows, out-of-bounds memory accesses, insecure path traversal and
an endless loop.

Impact

A possible hacker could craft a malicious pixmap file and entice a user
to use it with an application linked against libXpm. This could lead to
Denial of Service or arbitrary code execution.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2004-0914


Solution:
All X.Org users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-base/xorg-x11-6.7.0-r3"
All XFree86 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-base/xfree-x11-4.3.0-r8"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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