GLSA 200409-07: xv: Buffer overflows in image handling
Posted on: 09/03/2004 11:35 AM

An updated xv package has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200409-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: xv: Buffer overflows in image handling
Date: September 03, 2004
Bugs: #61619
ID: 200409-07

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Synopsis
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xv contains multiple exploitable buffer overflows in the image handling code.

Background
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xv is a multi-format image manipulation utility.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-gfx/xv < 3.10a-r7 >= 3.10a-r7

Description
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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.

Impact
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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.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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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"

References
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[ 1 ] BugTraq Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/372345/2004-08-15/2004-08-21/0
[ 2 ] CAN-2004-0802
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0802

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200409-07.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2004 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0


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