imlib2: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201611-12

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in imlib2, the worst of which allows for the remote execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-libs/imlib2 on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.4.9
Unaffected versions >= 1.4.9

Background

imlib2 is an advanced replacement for image manipulation libraries such as libXpm. It is utilized by numerous programs, including gkrellm and several window managers, to display images.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in imlib2. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image file using an application linked against imlib2, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All imlib2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/imlib2-1.4.9"
 

References

Release Date
November 20, 2016

Latest Revision
November 20, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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