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CVE-2004-0688 Detail


Multiple integer overflows in (1) the xpmParseColors function in parse.c, (2) XpmCreateImageFromXpmImage, (3) CreateXImage, (4) ParsePixels, and (5) ParseAndPutPixels for libXpm before 6.8.1 may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed XPM image file.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  10/20/2004

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (03/14/2007)

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not vulnerable to this issue as it contains a backported patch.

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name External Source CONECTIVA CLA-2005:924 External Source CONFIRM External Source APPLE APPLE-SA-2005-05-03 External Source BUGTRAQ 20040915 CESA-2004-004: libXpm External Source MISC External Source SUNALERT 57653 External Source DEBIAN DSA-560 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200409-34 External Source GENTOO GLSA-200502-07 US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#537878 External Source MANDRAKE MDKSA-2004:098 External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2004:034 External Source FEDORA FLSA-2006:152803 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2004:537 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2005:004 External Source HP SSRT4848 Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source BID 11196 External Source UBUNTU USN-27-1 US Government Resource External Source CERT TA05-136A External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-1914 External Source XF libxpm-xpmfile-integer-overflow(17416) External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11796

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