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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-200504-17
(XV: Multiple vulnerabilities)
Greg Roelofs has reported multiple input validation errors in XV
image decoders. Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team
has reported insufficient validation in the PDS (Planetary Data System)
image decoder, format string vulnerabilities in the TIFF and PDS
decoders, and insufficient protection from shell meta-characters in
Successful exploitation would require a victim to view a specially
created image file using XV, potentially resulting in the execution of
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All XV users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r11'
Risk factor :
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 18089 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-17.nasl)
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