GLSA-200503-09 : xv: Filename handling vulnerability

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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-200503-09
(xv: Filename handling vulnerability)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team identified a flaw
in the handling of image filenames by xv.

Impact :

Successful exploitation would require a victim to process a specially
crafted image with a malformed filename, potentially resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All xv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r10'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 17275 (gentoo_GLSA-200503-09.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0665

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