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xv -- filename handling format string vulnerability


A Gentoo Linux Security Advisory reports:

Tavis Ormandy of the Gentoo Linux Security Audit Team identified a flaw in the handling of image filenames by xv.

Successful exploitation would require a victim to process a specially crafted image with a malformed filename, potentially resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.



portaudit: xv -- filename handling format string vulnerability

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Oliver Eikemeier <>