Gentoo: GLSA-201412-14: Xfig: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

    Date13 Dec 2014
    CategoryGentoo
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    Two vulnerabilities have been found in Xfig, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code or Denial of Service.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201412-14
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     Severity: Normal
        Title: Xfig: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
         Date: December 13, 2014
         Bugs: #297379
           ID: 201412-14
    
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    Synopsis
    ========
    
    Two vulnerabilities have been found in Xfig, possibly resulting 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               < 3.2.5c >= 3.2.5c
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    A stack-based buffer overflow and a stack consumption vulnerability
    have been found in Xfig.
    
    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-3.2.5c"
    
    References
    ==========
    
    [ 1 ] CVE-2009-4227
          http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-4227
    [ 2 ] CVE-2009-4228
          http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-4228
    
    Availability
    ============
    
    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:
    
     http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201412-14.xml
    
    Concerns?
    =========
    
    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
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    https://bugs.gentoo.org.
    
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    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
    
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