GLSA-201412-14 : Xfig: 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-201412-14
(Xfig: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A stack-based buffer overflow and a stack consumption vulnerability have
been found in Xfig.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file,
potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service
condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201412-14

Solution :

All Xfig users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xfig-3.2.5c'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79967 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37193
55197

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4227
CVE-2009-4228

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