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xview -- multiple buffer overflows in xv_parse_one


A Debian Security Advisory reports:

Erik Sjölund discovered that programs linked against xview are vulnerable to a number of buffer overflows in the XView library. When the overflow is triggered in a program which is installed setuid root a malicious user could perhaps execute arbitrary code as privileged user.



portaudit: xview -- multiple buffer overflows in xv_parse_one

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