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[GLSA-200504-17] XV: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
XV: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-17
(XV: Multiple vulnerabilities)


Greg Roelofs has reported multiple input validation errors in XV
image decoders. Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team
has reported insufficient validation in the PDS (Planetary Data System)
image decoder, format string vulnerabilities in the TIFF and PDS
decoders, and insufficient protection from shell meta-characters in
malformed filenames.

Impact

Successful exploitation would require a victim to view a specially
created image file using XV, 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-r11"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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