Debian: DSA-3772-1: libxpm security update

    Date26 Jan 2017
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Tobias Stoeckmann discovered that the libXpm library contained two integer overflow flaws, leading to a heap out-of-bounds write, while parsing XPM extensions in a file. An attacker can provide a specially crafted XPM file that, when processed by an application using the libXpm
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3772-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    January 26, 2017                      https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : libxpm
    CVE ID         : CVE-2016-10164
    
    Tobias Stoeckmann discovered that the libXpm library contained two
    integer overflow flaws, leading to a heap out-of-bounds write, while
    parsing XPM extensions in a file. An attacker can provide a specially
    crafted XPM file that, when processed by an application using the libXpm
    library, would cause a denial-of-service against the application, or
    potentially, the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the
    user running the application.
    
    For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1:3.5.12-0+deb8u1. This update is based on a new upstream
    version of libxpm including additional bug fixes.
    
    For the testing distribution (stretch) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1:3.5.12-1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your libxpm packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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