GLSA-200503-05 : xli, xloadimage: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 17261
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-05 (xli, xloadimage: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has reported that xli and xloadimage contain a flaw in the handling of compressed images, where shell meta-characters are not adequately escaped. Rob Holland of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has reported that an xloadimage vulnerability in the handling of Faces Project images discovered by zen-parse in 2001 remained unpatched in xli. Additionally, it has been reported that insufficient validation of image properties in xli could potentially result in buffer management errors.
Impact :

Successful exploitation would permit a remote attacker to execute arbitrary shell commands, or arbitrary code with the privileges of the xloadimage or xli user.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All xli users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xli-1.17.0-r1' All xloadimage users should also upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xloadimage-4.1-r2'

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17261

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200503-05.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Published: 3/4/2005

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xli, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xloadimage, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 3/2/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/10/2001

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0775, CVE-2005-0638, CVE-2005-0639

GLSA: 200503-05