GLSA-200812-23 : Imlib2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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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-200812-23
(Imlib2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Julien Danjou reported a pointer arithmetic error and a heap-based
buffer overflow within the load() function of the XPM image loader.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
XPM image, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of
Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200812-23.xml

Solution :

All Imlib2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/imlib2-1.4.2-r1'

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: 35270 (gentoo_GLSA-200812-23.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5187