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MDKSA-2004:137-1: libxpm4 Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the libxpm4 package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:137-1 (libxpm4).

The XPM library which is part of the XFree86/XOrg project is used by several
GUI applications to process XPM image files.

A source code review of the XPM library, done by Thomas Biege of the SuSE
Security-Team revealed several different kinds of bugs. These bugs include
integer overflows, out-of-bounds memory access, shell command execution, path
traversal, and endless loops.

These bugs can be exploited by remote and/or local attackers to gain access to
the system or to escalate their local rights, by using a specially crafted
xpm image.


The previous libxpm4 update had a linking error that resulted in a missing
s_popen symbol error running applications dependant on the library. In
addition, the file path checking in the security updates prevented some
applications, like gimp-2.0 from being able to save xpm format images.

Updated packages are patched to correct all these issues.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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