GLSA-200503-09 : xv: Filename handling vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 17275


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


The 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.
Impact :

Successful exploitation would require a victim to process a specially crafted image with a malformed filename, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All xv users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r10'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 17275

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200503-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/03/06

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: 2005/03/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0665

OSVDB: 14599

GLSA: 200503-09