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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

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
server; the overflows are in a client-side library.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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

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