Xfig: Arbitrary code execution — GLSA 201312-16

A vulnerability in Xfig could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

media-gfx/xfig on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.2.5b-r1
Unaffected versions >= 3.2.5b-r1

Background

Xfig is an interactive drawing tool.

Description

Xfig contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in processing certain FIG images.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially-crafted file, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Xfig users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/xfig-3.2.5b-r1"
 

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since January 09, 2011. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

References

Release Date
December 27, 2013

Latest Revision
December 27, 2013: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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