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xloadimage -- buffer overflow in FACES image handling


In 2001, zen-parse discovered a buffer overflow in xloadimage's FACES image loader. A maliciously crafted image could cause xloadimage to execute arbitrary code. A published exploit exists for this vulnerability.

In 2005, Rob Holland discovered that the same vulnerability was present in xli.



portaudit: xloadimage -- buffer overflow in FACES image handling

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