GLSA-201701-72 : libXpm: Remote 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-201701-72
(libXpm: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

An integer overflow was discovered in libXpm’s src/CrDatFrI.c file.
On 64 bit systems, this allows an overflow to occur on 32 bit integers
while parsing XPM extensions in a file.

Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted XPM
file, could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or
cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201701-72

Solution :

All libXpm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXpm-3.5.12'

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: 96858 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-10164

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