Ubuntu 4.10 : xfree86 vulnerability (USN-97-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Chris Gilbert discovered a buffer overflow in the XPM library shipped
with XFree86. If an attacker tricked a user into loading a malicious
XPM image with an application that uses libxpm, he could exploit this
to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user opening the

These overflows do not allow privilege escalation through the X
the overflows are in a client-side library.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20723 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0605