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|Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:49 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200503-13 ] mlterm: Integer overflow vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: mlterm: Integer overflow vulnerability (GLSA 200503-13)
Date: March 07, 2005
Updated: May 22, 2006
mlterm is vulnerable to an integer overflow, which could potentially allow the execution of arbitrary code.
mlterm is a multi-lingual terminal emulator.
Vulnerable: < 2.9.2
Unaffected: >= 2.9.2
Architectures: All supported architectures
mlterm is vulnerable to an integer overflow that can be triggered by specifying a large image file as a background. This only effects users that have compiled mlterm with the 'gtk' USE flag, which enables gdk-pixbuf support.
An attacker can create a specially-crafted image file which, when used as a background by the victim, can lead to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running mlterm.
Re-compile mlterm without the 'gtk' USE flag.
All mlterm users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-terms/mlterm-2.9.2"
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