GLSA-201412-14 : Xfig: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79967
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll Xfig users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/xfig-3.2.5c'