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Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 15:02:04 +0200
From: Pınar Yanardağ <>
Subject: CVE Request: imlib2

 From Secunia [1]

A vulnerability has been discovered in imlib2, which can be exploited by 
malicious people to potentially compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerability is caused due to a pointer arithmetic error within the 
"load()" function provided by the XPM loader. This can be exploited to 
cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a specially crafted XPM file.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 1.4.2. Other versions may also 
be affected.


Can you assign a CVE please?


Pınar Yanardağ (a.k.a PINguAR)

Pardus Security Team

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