GLSA-201412-14 : Xfig: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79967


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201412-14 (Xfig: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

A stack-based buffer overflow and a stack consumption vulnerability have been found in Xfig.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Xfig users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xfig-3.2.5c'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79967

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201412-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/12/15

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4227, CVE-2009-4228

BID: 37193, 55197

GLSA: 201412-14

CWE: 119