GLSA-200504-17 : XV: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18089


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-17 (XV: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Greg Roelofs has reported multiple input validation errors in XV image decoders. Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has reported insufficient validation in the PDS (Planetary Data System) image decoder, format string vulnerabilities in the TIFF and PDS decoders, and insufficient protection from shell meta-characters in malformed filenames.
Impact :

Successful exploitation would require a victim to view a specially created image file using XV, 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-r11'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18089

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200504-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/04/19

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

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: 2005/04/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/04/19

Reference Information

OSVDB: 15677, 15678, 15679, 15680, 15681

GLSA: 200504-17