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[GLSA-200503-13] mlterm: Integer overflow vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
mlterm: Integer overflow vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200503-13
(mlterm: Integer overflow vulnerability)
mlterm is vulnerable to an integer overflow that can be triggered
by specifying a large image file as a background. This only effects
users that have compiled mlterm with the 'gtk' USE flag, which enables
A possible hacker can create a specially-crafted image file which, when
used as a background by the victim, can lead to the execution of
arbitrary code with the rights of the user running mlterm.
Re-compile mlterm without the 'gtk' USE flag.
All mlterm users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-terms/mlterm-2.9.2"
Threat Level: Medium
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