GLSA-200503-15 : X.org: libXpm 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-200503-15
(X.org: libXpm vulnerability)

Chris Gilbert has discovered potentially exploitable buffer overflow
cases in libXpm that weren't fixed in previous libXpm versions.

Impact :

A carefully-crafted XPM file could crash X.org, potentially allowing
the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running
the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1920
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200503-15.xml

Solution :

All X.org users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose x11-base/xorg-x11

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: 17317 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0605