GLSA-200503-15 : libXpm vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 17317


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-15 ( libXpm vulnerability)

Chris Gilbert has discovered potentially exploitable buffer overflow cases in libXpm that weren't fixed in previous libXpm versions.
Impact :

A carefully-crafted XPM file could crash, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose x11-base/xorg-x11

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17317

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200503-15.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/03/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xorg-x11, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/03/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/03/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0605

OSVDB: 14373

GLSA: 200503-15