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Vulnerability Assessment Details
xli, xloadimage: Multiple vulnerabilities
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-05
(xli, xloadimage: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has reported
that xli and xloadimage contain a flaw in the handling of compressed
images, where shell meta-characters are not adequately escaped. Rob
Holland of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has reported that an
xloadimage vulnerability in the handling of Faces Project images
discovered by zen-parse in 2001 remained unpatched in xli.
Additionally, it has been reported that insufficient validation of
image properties in xli could potentially result in buffer management
Successful exploitation would permit a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary shell commands, or arbitrary code with the rights of the
xloadimage or xli user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All xli users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/xli-1.17.0-r1"
All xloadimage users should also upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/xloadimage-4.1-r2"
Network Security Threat Level: Medium
Networks Security ID:
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi
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