XnView < 1.98.6 Multiple Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 58386


The remote Windows host contains an application with multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities.


The version of XnView installed on the remote Windows host is earlier than 1.98.6. As such, it is reportedly affected by multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities are related to processing FPX and PCX files, and can also be triggered by certain directory names when browsing folders within the program. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted file that could allow for arbitrary code to be executed in the context of the application.


Upgrade to XnView version 1.98.6 or later as that reportedly resolves the issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58386

File Name: xnview_1_98_6.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2012/03/19

Modified: 2012/03/20

Dependencies: 30130

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:xnview:xnview

Required KB Items: SMB/XnView/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/12

Reference Information

BID: 52405

OSVDB: 80090, 80091, 80092

EDB-ID: 18586

Secunia: 47388