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|Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:11 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200409-07 ] xv: Buffer overflows in image handling
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: xv: Buffer overflows in image handling (GLSA 200409-07)
Date: September 03, 2004
xv contains multiple exploitable buffer overflows in the image handling code.
xv is a multi-format image manipulation utility.
Vulnerable: < 3.10a-r7
Unaffected: >= 3.10a-r7
Architectures: All supported architectures
Multiple buffer overflow and integer handling vulnerabilities have been discovered in xv's image processing code. These vulnerabilities have been found in the xvbmp.c, xviris.c, xvpcx.c and xvpm.c source files.
An attacker might be able to embed malicious code into an image, which would lead to the execution of arbitrary code under the privileges of the user viewing the image.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All xv users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
|# emerge sync
# emerge -pv ">=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r7"
# emerge ">=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r7"
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