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Category:Fedora Local Security Checks
Title:Fedora Legacy Security Advisory FLSA-2006:152923

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory FLSA-2006:152923.

A flaw was discovered in xloadimage where filenames were not properly
quoted when calling the gunzip command. An attacker could create a file
with a carefully crafted filename so that it would execute arbitrary
commands if opened by a victim. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project ( has assigned the name CVE-2005-0638 to
this issue.

A flaw was discovered in xloadimage via which an attacker can construct
a NIFF image with a very long embedded image title. This image can cause
a buffer overflow. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
( has assigned the name CVE-2005-3178 to this issue.

All users of xloadimage should upgrade to this erratum package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues.

Affected platforms:
Redhat 7.3
Redhat 9
Fedora Core 1
Fedora Core 2


Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-0638
BugTraq ID: 12712
Debian Security Information: DSA-695 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2005-3178
BugTraq ID: 15051
Bugtraq: 20051005 xloadimage buffer overflow. (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-858 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-859 (Google Search)
SCO Security Bulletin: SCOSA-2005.56
SCO Security Bulletin: SCOSA-2005.62
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2005:024 (Google Search)
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