Debian DSA-3772-1 : libxpm - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 96819


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Tobias Stoeckmann discovered that the libXpm library contained two integer overflow flaws, leading to a heap out-of-bounds write, while parsing XPM extensions in a file. An attacker can provide a specially crafted XPM file that, when processed by an application using the libXpm library, would cause a denial-of-service against the application, or potentially, the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.


Upgrade the libxpm packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 1:3.5.12-0+deb8u1. This update is based on a new upstream version of libxpm including additional bug fixes.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96819

File Name: debian_DSA-3772.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/27/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxpm, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/26/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10164

DSA: 3772