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Security update for xv


(Last modified: 27APR2005)

solutions Security update for xv SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (43b2efb78bbe436ccffb6340ffdaa616)

Applies to

Package: xv
Product(s): SLES SDK 9 for x86
SLES SDK 9 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for IBM zSeries
SLES SDK 9 for X86-64
Patch: patch-10027
Release: 20050427
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using xv should update.

Problem description

This update fixes several security problems:
  • a buffer overflow in the BMP decoder (CAN-2004-1725)
  • integer overflows in the Iris, PCX and PM decoders (CAN-2004-1726)
  • format string bugs in filename handling (CAN-2005-0665)
  • buffer overflows in the PDS decoder
  • format string bugs in the TIFF and PDS decoders
  • handling of shell meta-characters in filenames


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv xv.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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