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[GLSA-200503-09] xv: Filename handling vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
xv: Filename handling vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-09
(xv: Filename handling vulnerability)


Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team identified a
flaw in the handling of image filenames by xv.

Impact

Successful exploitation would require a victim to process a
specially crafted image with a malformed filename, potentially
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.


Solution:
All xv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r10"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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