Xfig: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 201412-14

Two vulnerabilities have been found in Xfig, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

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

Background

Xfig is an interactive drawing tool.

Description

A stack-based buffer overflow and a stack consumption vulnerability have been found in Xfig.

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-3.2.5c"
 

References

Release Date
December 13, 2014

Latest Revision
December 13, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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