GLSA-200409-07 : xv: Buffer overflows in image handling
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14661
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200409-07 (xv: Buffer overflows in image handling)
Multiple buffer overflow and integer handling vulnerabilities have been discovered in xv's image processing code. These vulnerabilities have been found in the xvbmp.c, xviris.c, xvpcx.c and xvpm.c source files.
An attacker might be able to embed malicious code into an image, which would lead to the execution of arbitrary code under the privileges of the user viewing the image.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll xv users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r7' # emerge '>=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r7'