GLSA-201707-08 : feh: Arbitrary remote code execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 101339


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201707-08 (feh: Arbitrary remote code execution)

Tobias Stoeckmann discovered it was possible to trigger an out-of-boundary heap write with the image viewer feh while receiving an IPC message.
Impact :

A remote attacker, pretending to be the E17 window manager, could possibly trigger an out-of-boundary heap write in feh while receiving an IPC message. This could result in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All feh users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/feh-2.18.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101339

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201707-08.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/07/10

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:feh, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7875

GLSA: 201707-08