GLSA-200412-03 : imlib: Buffer overflows in image decoding

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15913


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200412-03 (imlib: Buffer overflows in image decoding)

Pavel Kankovsky discovered that several overflows found in the libXpm library (see GLSA 200409-34) also applied to imlib. He also fixed a number of other potential flaws.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to view a carefully-crafted image file, which would potentially lead to execution of arbitrary code with the rights of the user viewing the image. This affects any program that makes use of the imlib library.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All imlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/imlib-1.9.14-r3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15913

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200412-03.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/12/06

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/06

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/12/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1026

OSVDB: 12843

GLSA: 200412-03