GLSA-200510-26 : XLI, Xloadimage: Buffer overflow

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21275


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-26 (XLI, Xloadimage: Buffer overflow)

When XLI or Xloadimage process an image, they create a new image object to contain the new image, copying the title from the old image to the newly created image. Ariel Berkman reported that the 'zoom', 'reduce', and 'rotate' functions use a fixed length buffer to contain the new title, which could be overwritten by the NIFF or XPM image processors.
Impact :

A malicious user could craft a malicious XPM or NIFF file and entice a user to view it using XLI, or manipulate it using Xloadimage, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running XLI or Xloadimage.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All XLI users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xli-1.17.0-r2' All Xloadimage users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xloadimage-4.1-r4'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 21275

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200510-26.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/04/26

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:xli, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xloadimage, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3178

GLSA: 200510-26