GLSA-201701-72 : libXpm: Remote execution of arbitrary code

critical Nessus Plugin ID 96858


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201701-72 (libXpm: Remote execution of arbitrary code)

An integer overflow was discovered in libXpm’s src/CrDatFrI.c file.
On 64 bit systems, this allows an overflow to occur on 32 bit integers while parsing XPM extensions in a file.
Impact :

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted XPM file, could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libXpm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/libXpm-3.5.12'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96858

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201701-72.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Published: 1/30/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/29/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10164

GLSA: 201701-72