XView xv_parse_one function buffer overflow

xview-xvparseone-bo (19271) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


XView is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows, caused by improper bounds checking in the xv_parse_one function in the xv_parse.c. If the XView library is installed setuid root, a local attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system to gain elevated privileges.


Gain Access


For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest version of xview (3.2p1.4-16woody2 or later), as listed in DSA-672-1. See References.


  • BID-12500: XView Multiple Unspecified Local Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2005-0076: Multiple buffer overflows in the XView library 3.2 may allow local users to execute arbitrary code via setuid applications that use the library.
  • DSA-672: xview -- buffer overflows
  • OSVDB ID: 13672: XView xv_parse_one() Local Overflow

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • Sun XView 3.2 p1.4


Feb 09, 2005

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