Security: imlib2 packages fix arbitrary code execution

by on May 11, 2008 · 0 comments· LAST UPDATED June 11, 2008

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Almost all Linux distros and other UNIX like operating systems are affected by new local and remote buffer overflows arbitrary code execution errors. Stefan Cornelius discovered two buffer overflows in Imlib's - a powerful image loading and rendering library - image loaders for PNM and XPM images, which may result in the execution of arbitrary code.

=> Package : imlib2
=> Vulnerability : buffer overflows
=> Problem type : local(remote)
=> Debian-specific: no
=> CVE Id(s) : CVE-2008-2426

Fix For Debian / Ubuntu Linux users

Type the following commands:
# apt-get update
# apt-get upgrade

OR download updated version from Debian web site.

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