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[GLSA-200503-15] X.org: libXpm vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
X.org: libXpm vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-15
(X.org: libXpm vulnerability)


Chris Gilbert has discovered potentially exploitable buffer overflow
cases in libXpm that weren't fixed in previous libXpm versions.

Impact

A carefully-crafted XPM file could crash X.org, potentially permiting
the execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user running
the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-0605
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1920


Solution:
All X.org users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose x11-base/xorg-x11


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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