GLSA 200503-05: xli, xloadimage: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted on: 03/02/2005 03:10 PM

A xli, xloadimage security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: xli, xloadimage: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 02, 2005
Bugs: #79762
ID: 200503-05

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Synopsis
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xli and xloadimage are vulnerable to multiple issues, potentially leading to the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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xli and xloadimage are X11 utilities for displaying and manipulating a wide range of image formats.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-gfx/xloadimage lt; 4.1-r2 gt;= 4.1-r2
2 media-gfx/xli lt; 1.17.0-r1 gt;= 1.17.0-r1
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has reported that xli and xloadimage contain a flaw in the handling of compressed images, where shell meta-characters are not adequately escaped. Rob Holland of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has reported that an xloadimage vulnerability in the handling of Faces Project images discovered by zen-parse in 2001 remained unpatched in xli. Additionally, it has been reported that insufficient validation of image properties in xli could potentially result in buffer management errors.

Impact
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Successful exploitation would permit a remote attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands, or arbitrary code with the privileges of the xloadimage or xli user.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All xli users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-gfx/xli-1.17.0-r1"

All xloadimage users should also upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-gfx/xloadimage-4.1-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2001-0775
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2001-0775

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-200503-05.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 2005 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/2.0


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