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[DSA628] DSA-628-1 imlib2 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 and imlib2, imaging libraries for
X11. A possible hacker could create a carefully crafted image file in such
a way that it could cause an application linked with imlib or imlib2
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. No such code is present in
Multiple integer overflows in the imlib library.
For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems will be fixed soon.
We recommend that you upgrade your imlib2 packages.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-628
Threat Level: High
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