GLSA-200812-23 : Imlib2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 35270
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200812-23 (Imlib2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Julien Danjou reported a pointer arithmetic error and a heap-based buffer overflow within the load() function of the XPM image loader.
A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted XPM image, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Imlib2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/imlib2-1.4.2-r1'