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[GLSA-200510-26] XLI, Xloadimage: Buffer overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
XLI, Xloadimage: Buffer overflow

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-26
(XLI, Xloadimage: Buffer overflow)


When XLI or Xloadimage process an image, they create a new image
object to contain the new image, copying the title from the old image
to the newly created image. Ariel Berkman reported that the 'zoom',
'reduce', and 'rotate' functions use a fixed length buffer to contain
the new title, which could be overwritten by the NIFF or XPM image
processors.

Impact

A malicious user could craft a malicious XPM or NIFF file and
entice a user to view it using XLI, or manipulate it using Xloadimage,
potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running XLI or Xloadimage.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-3178


Solution:
All XLI users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/xli-1.17.0-r2"
All Xloadimage users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/xloadimage-4.1-r4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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