libXpm Image Decoding Multiple Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities are reported to exist in the libXpm. These issues may be triggered when the library handles malformed XPM images. The vulnerabilities occur because the software fails to perform sufficient boundary checks. A successful attack may allow for unauthorized access to a vulnerable computer.

An attacker can exploit these issues by crafting a malicious XPM file and having unsuspecting users view the file through an application that uses the affected library.

libXpm shipped with X.org X11R6 6.8.0 is reported vulnerable.

This BID will be divided and updated as more information becomes available.


 

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