GLSA 200503-13: mlterm: Integer overflow vulnerability
Posted on: 03/07/2005 01:49 PM

A mlterm security update is available for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-13
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: mlterm: Integer overflow vulnerability
Date: March 07, 2005
Bugs: #84174
ID: 200503-13

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Synopsis
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mlterm is vulnerable to an integer overflow, which could potentially allow the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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mlterm is a multi-lingual terminal emulator.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 x11-terms/mlterm lt; 2.9.2 gt;= 2.9.2

Description
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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.

Impact
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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.

Workaround
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Re-compile mlterm without the 'gtk' USE flag.

Resolution
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All mlterm users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=x11-terms/mlterm-2.9.2"

References
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[ 1 ] mlterm ChangeLog
https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=310416

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-200503-13.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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