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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2004-0914

Original release date: 01/10/2005
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Multiple vulnerabilities in libXpm for 6.8.1 and earlier, as used in XFree86 and other packages, include (1) multiple integer overflows, (2) out-of-bounds memory accesses, (3) directory traversal, (4) shell metacharacter, (5) endless loops, and (6) memory leaks, which could allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service (application crash), or execute arbitrary code via a certain XPM image file. NOTE: it is highly likely that this candidate will be SPLIT into other candidates in the future, per CVE's content decisions.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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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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External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:610
External Source: XF
Name: libxpm-image-bo(18142):
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2005:004
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2004:137
External Source: XF
Name: libxpm-improper-memory-access(18144):
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.x.org/pub/X11R6.8.1/patches/README.xorg-681-CAN-2004-0914.patch
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2004-433
External Source: XF
Name: libxpm-command-execution(18145):
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-607
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA-2006:152803
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200411-28
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2004:537
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-83-2
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBTU01228
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9943
External Source: BID
Name: 11694
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: libxpm-dos(18147)
Type: Advisory
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200502-06
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-83-1
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200502-07
External Source: XF
Name: libxpm-directory-traversal(18146):

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9943
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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