GLSA-200409-07 : xv: Buffer overflows in image handling

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14661


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All 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'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 14661

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200409-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/09/03

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/09/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/08/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0802

OSVDB: 9781

GLSA: 200409-07