Debian Security Advisory

DSA-694-1 xloadimage -- missing input sanitising, integer overflow

Date Reported:
21 Mar 2005
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 298926.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2005-0638, CVE-2005-0639.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in xloadimage, an image viewer for X11. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CAN-2005-0638

    Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team has reported a flaw in the handling of compressed images, where shell meta-characters are not adequately escaped.

  • CAN-2005-0639

    Insufficient validation of image properties have been discovered which could potentially result in buffer management errors.

For the stable distribution (woody) these problems have been fixed in version 4.1-10woody1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 4.1-14.2.

We recommend that you upgrade your xloadimage package.

Fixed in:

Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody)

Intel IA-32:
Intel IA-64:
Motorola 680x0:
Big endian MIPS:
Little endian MIPS:
IBM S/390:
Sun Sparc:

MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.