GLSA-200504-17 : XV: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-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
malformed filenames.

Impact :

Successful exploitation would require a victim to view a specially
created image file using XV, potentially resulting in the execution of
arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200504-17.xml

Solution :

All XV users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r11'

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18089 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-17.nasl)

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