Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : imlib (MDKSA-2002:029)
High Nessus Plugin ID 13936
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionPrevious versions of imlib, prior to 1.9.13, would fall back to the NetPBM library which is not suitable for loading untrusted images due to various problem in it's code. The new imlib also fixes some problems with arguments passed to malloc(). These problems could allow attackers to construct images that could cause crashes or, potentially, the execution of arbitrary code when said images are loaded by a viewer that uses imlib.
Thanks to Alan Cox and Al Viro for discovering the problems.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.