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<glsa id="200812-23">
<title>Imlib2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in Imlib2.
<product type="ebuild">imlib2</product>
<announced>December 23, 2008</announced>
<revised>December 23, 2008: 01</revised>
<package name="media-libs/imlib2" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">1.4.2-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">1.4.2-r1</vulnerable>
Imlib2 is replacement library from the Enlightenment project for
libraries like libXpm.
Julien Danjou reported a pointer arithmetic error and a heap-based
buffer overflow within the load() function of the XPM image loader.
<impact type="normal">
A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
XPM image, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Imlib2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-libs/imlib2-1.4.2-r1&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-5187</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 07 Dec 2008 11:53:50 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Thu, 11 Dec 2008 12:38:00 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 11 Dec 2008 12:38:09 +0000">