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Gentoo: 201312-16 Xfig: Arbitrary code execution Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo A vulnerability in Xfig could result in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201312-16
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: Xfig: Arbitrary code execution
     Date: December 27, 2013
     Bugs: #348344
       ID: 201312-16

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in Xfig could result in execution of arbitrary code or
Denial of Service.

Background
==========

Xfig is an interactive drawing tool.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-gfx/xfig             < 3.2.5b-r1              >= 3.2.5b-r1

Description
===========

Xfig contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in processing certain FIG
images.

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-3.2.5b-r1"

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are
available since January 09, 2011. It is likely that your system is
already no longer affected by this issue.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2010-4262
      http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-4262

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201312-16.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
 
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