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-200503-09] xv: Filename handling vulnerability


Vulnerability Assessment Details

[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

Cables, Connectors

Dell R710 Dual E5645 6 Core 2.40GHz 48GB 8x 480GB SSD 2.5in H700 iDRAC Rails RPS
$2840.0
Dell R710 Dual E5645 6 Core 2.40GHz 48GB 8x 480GB SSD 2.5in H700 iDRAC Rails RPS pictureDell R720xd OEM Dual E5-2670 v2 10C 2.5GHz 256GB 2x 450GB, 10x 4TB 12 Bay Rails
$4269.0
Dell R720xd OEM Dual E5-2670 v2 10C 2.5GHz 256GB 2x 450GB, 10x 4TB 12 Bay Rails pictureDELL POWEREDGE M630 E5-2637V3 3.5GHZ 32GB 2 X 250GB SATA S130
$2289.0
DELL POWEREDGE M630 E5-2637V3 3.5GHZ 32GB 2 X 250GB SATA S130 pictureDELL POWEREDGE R630 8 BAY E5-2630LV3 1.8GHZ 384GB 6 X 1TB SAS H730
$8749.0
DELL POWEREDGE R630 8 BAY E5-2630LV3 1.8GHZ 384GB 6 X 1TB SAS H730 picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.