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[DSA618] DSA-618-1 imlib Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Pavel Kankovsky discovered that several overflows found in the libXpm
library were also present in imlib, an imaging library for X and X11.
A possible hacker could create a carefully crafted image file in such a way
that it could cause an application linked with imlib to execute
arbitrary code when the file was opened by a victim. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following
Multiple heap-based buffer overflows.
Multiple integer overflows.
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.9.14-17.1 of imlib and in version 1.9.14-16.1 of imlib+png2
which produces the imlib1 package.
We recommend that you upgrade your imlib packages immediately.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2004/dsa-618
Threat Level: High
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