Erik Sjölund has reported a vulnerability in XView, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to some boundary errors in the function "xv_parse_one()" in "xv_parse.c". This may be exploited to cause a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code with escalated privileges via a setuid application linked against the vulnerable library.
Solution: Grant only trusted users access to affected systems.
Provided and/or discovered by: Erik Sjölund
Original Advisory: http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-672
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