X.Org, XFree86: libXpm vulnerabilities — GLSA 200411-28

libXpm contains several vulnerabilities that could lead to a Denial of Service and arbitrary code execution.

Affected Packages

x11-base/xorg-x11 on all architectures
Affected versions < 6.8.0-r3
Unaffected versions >= 6.8.0-r3, revision >= 6.7.0-r3
x11-base/xfree on all architectures
Affected versions < 4.3.0-r8
Unaffected versions >= 4.3.0-r8

Background

libXpm is a pixmap manipulation library for the X Window System, included in both X.Org and XFree86.

Description

Several issues were discovered in libXpm, including integer overflows, out-of-bounds memory accesses, insecure path traversal and an endless loop.

Impact

An attacker could craft a malicious pixmap file and entice a user to use it with an application linked against libXpm. This could lead to Denial of Service or arbitrary code execution.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-base/xorg-x11-6.7.0-r3"

All XFree86 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-base/xfree-x11-4.3.0-r8"

References

Release Date
November 19, 2004

Latest Revision
November 19, 2004: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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