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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:46 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201312-16 ] Xfig: Arbitrary code execution Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Xfig: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201312-16)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: December 27, 2013
Bug(s): #348344
ID: 201312-16

Synopsis

A vulnerability in Xfig could result in execution of arbitrary code
or Denial of Service.


Background

Xfig is an interactive drawing tool.

Affected Packages

Package: media-gfx/xfig
Vulnerable: < 3.2.5b-r1
Unaffected: >= 3.2.5b-r1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Xfig contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in processing certain FIG
images.


Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially-crafted file,
potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service
condition.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Xfig users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/xfig-3.2.5b-r1"
   
NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since January 09, 2011. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.


References


CVE-2010-4262
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