[Full-Disclosure] [gentoo-announce] [ GLSA 200503-09 ] xv: Filename handling vulnerability

From: Thierry Carrez (koon_at_gentoo.org)
Date: 03/04/05


Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2005 18:08:11 +0100
To: the_eye@drei.at




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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200503-09
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: xv: Filename handling vulnerability
      Date: March 04, 2005
      Bugs: #83686
        ID: 200503-09

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Synopsis
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xv contains a format string vulnerability, potentially resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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xv is an interactive image manipulation package for X11.

Affected packages
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     Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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  1 media-gfx/xv < 3.10a-r10 >= 3.10a-r10

Description
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Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team identified a flaw
in the handling of image filenames by xv.

Impact
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Successful exploitation would require a victim to process a specially
crafted image with a malformed filename, potentially resulting in the
execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All xv users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/xv-3.10a-r10"

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200503-09.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0





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