GLSA-200503-15 : libXpm vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-15
( 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, 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 :

Solution :

All 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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17317 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0605