X.org, XFree86: Integer and stack overflows in libXpm — GLSA 200409-34

libXpm, the X Pixmap library that is a part of the X Window System, contains multiple stack and integer overflows that may allow a carefully-crafted XPM file to crash applications linked against libXpm, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

x11-base/xorg-x11 on all architectures
Affected versions < 6.7.0-r2, = 6.8.0
Unaffected versions revision >= 6.7.0-r2, >= 6.8.0-r1
x11-base/xfree on the alpha x86 architecture
Affected versions < 4.3.0-r7
Unaffected versions >= 4.3.0-r7
x11-base/xfree on the amd64 hppa ia64 mips ppc sparc architecture
Affected versions < 4.3.0-r7
Unaffected versions

Background

XFree86 and X.org are both implementations of the X Window System.

Description

Chris Evans has discovered multiple integer and stack overflow vulnerabilities in the X Pixmap library, libXpm, which is a part of the X Window System. These overflows can be exploited by the execution of a malicious XPM file, which can crash applications that are dependent on libXpm.

Impact

A carefully-crafted XPM file could crash applications that are linked against libXpm, potentially allowing the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All X.org users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge sync
 
 # emerge -pv ">=x11-base/xorg-x11-6.7.0-r2"
 # emerge ">=x11-base/xorg-x11-6.7.0-r2"

All XFree86 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge sync
 
 # emerge -pv ">=x11-base/xfree-4.3.0-r7"
 # emerge ">=x11-base/xfree-4.3.0-r7"

Note: Usage of XFree86 is deprecated on the AMD64, HPPA, IA64, MIPS, PPC and SPARC architectures: XFree86 users on those architectures should switch to X.org rather than upgrading XFree86.

References

Release Date
September 27, 2004

Latest Revision
May 27, 2006: 02

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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