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XView "xv_parse_one()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2005-02-10    Views:  7,169

Secunia Advisory SA14213

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


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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