GLSA-200503-05 : xli, xloadimage: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-05
(xli, xloadimage: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has reported that
xli and xloadimage contain a flaw in the handling of compressed images,
where shell meta-characters are not adequately escaped. Rob Holland of
the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has reported that an xloadimage
vulnerability in the handling of Faces Project images discovered by
zen-parse in 2001 remained unpatched in xli. Additionally, it has been
reported that insufficient validation of image properties in xli could
potentially result in buffer management errors.

Impact :

Successful exploitation would permit a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary shell commands, or arbitrary code with the privileges of the
xloadimage or xli user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All xli users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xli-1.17.0-r1'
All xloadimage users should also upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xloadimage-4.1-r2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17261 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0775

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