Debian DSA-695-1 : xli - buffer overflow, input sanitising, integer overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 17578
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in xli, an image viewer for X11. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CAN-2001-0775 A buffer overflow in the decoder for FACES format images could be exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code. This problem has already been fixed in xloadimage in DSA 069.

- CAN-2005-0638

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has reported a flaw in the handling of compressed images, where shell meta-characters are not adequately escaped.

- CAN-2005-0639

Insufficient validation of image properties in have been discovered which could potentially result in buffer management errors.


Upgrade the xli package.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 1.17.0-11woody1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 17578

File Name: debian_DSA-695.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/21/2005

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xli, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/21/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/10/2001

Reference Information

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

BID: 3006

DSA: 695