GLSA-200812-23 : Imlib2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 35270


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Imlib2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/imlib2-1.4.2-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35270

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200812-23.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/12/26

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:imlib2, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/12/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5187

BID: 32371

OSVDB: 49970

GLSA: 200812-23

CWE: 119