VDB-96084 · CVE-2016-10164 · BID 95785

libXpm XPM File out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in libXpm (affected version not known). Affected is some unknown functionality of the component XPM File Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds write vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-787. The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 01/30/2017. The weakness was shared 01/26/2017 by Tobias Stoeckmann as [SECURITY] [DSA 3772-1] libxpm security update as confirmed mailinglist post (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared for download at seclists.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-10164 since 01/25/2017. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 97370 (openSUSE Security Update : libXpm (openSUSE-2017-292)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 157524 (Oracle Enterprise Linux Security Update for X.org X11 libraries (ELSA-2017-1865)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 4 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (97370) and SecurityFocus (BID 95785†).



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Class: Out-of-bounds write
CWE: CWE-787 / CWE-119

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 97370
Nessus Name: openSUSE Security Update : libXpm (openSUSE-2017-292)
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OpenVAS ID: 703772
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3772-1 (libxpm - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Patch: cgit.freedesktop.org


01/25/2017 🔍
01/25/2017 +0 days 🔍
01/26/2017 +1 days 🔍
01/27/2017 +1 days 🔍
01/30/2017 +3 days 🔍
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02/23/2017 +22 days 🔍
02/24/2017 +1 days 🔍
11/04/2022 +2079 days 🔍


Advisory: [SECURITY] [DSA 3772-1] libxpm security update
Researcher: Tobias Stoeckmann
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-10164 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 95785 - libXpm CVE-2016-10164 Heap Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2016-10164 - libXpm - Multiple Integer Overflow Issues


Created: 01/27/2017 03:08 PM
Updated: 11/04/2022 11:17 AM
Changes: 01/27/2017 03:08 PM (75), 08/04/2020 11:30 AM (7), 11/04/2022 11:17 AM (4)
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