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|Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:46 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201312-16 ] Xfig: Arbitrary code execution
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Xfig: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201312-16)
Date: December 27, 2013
A vulnerability in Xfig could result in execution of arbitrary code
or Denial of Service.
Xfig is an interactive drawing tool.
Vulnerable: < 3.2.5b-r1
Unaffected: >= 3.2.5b-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Xfig contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in processing certain FIG
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially-crafted file,
potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Xfig users should upgrade to the latest version:
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/xfig-3.2.5b-r1"
available since January 09, 2011. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.