GLSA-200503-09 : xv: Filename handling vulnerability
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17275
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-09 (xv: Filename handling vulnerability)
Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team identified a flaw in the handling of image filenames by xv.
Successful exploitation would require a victim to process a specially crafted image with a malformed filename, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll xv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r10'