GLSA-200503-13 : mlterm: Integer overflow vulnerability

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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-200503-13
(mlterm: Integer overflow vulnerability)

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 :

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 :

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

See also :

https://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=310416
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-13.xml

Solution :

All mlterm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-terms/mlterm-2.9.2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17287 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-13.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0686