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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-05
(xli, xloadimage: Multiple vulnerabilities)
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.
Successful exploitation would permit a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary shell commands, or arbitrary code with the privileges of the
xloadimage or xli user.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All xli users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xli-1.17.0-r1'
All xloadimage users should also upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xloadimage-4.1-r2'
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 17261 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-05.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2001-0775CVE-2005-0638CVE-2005-0639
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