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|Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2005 5:23 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200503-09 ] xv: Filename handling vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: xv: Filename handling vulnerability (GLSA 200503-09)
Date: March 04, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
xv contains a format string vulnerability, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
xv is an interactive image manipulation package for X11.
Vulnerable: < 3.10a-r10
Unaffected: >= 3.10a-r10
Architectures: All supported architectures
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team identified a flaw in the handling of image filenames by xv.
Successful exploitation would require a victim to process a specially crafted image with a malformed filename, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All xv users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r10"
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