GLSA-200409-07 : xv: Buffer overflows in image handling

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-07
(xv: Buffer overflows in image handling)

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 :

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 :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/372345/2004-08-15/2004-08-21/0
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200409-07.xml

Solution :

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'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14661 (gentoo_GLSA-200409-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0802