GLSA-200412-03 : imlib: Buffer overflows in image decoding
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 15913
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll imlib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/imlib-1.9.14-r3'