mlterm: Integer overflow vulnerability
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200503-13 / mlterm
||March 07, 2005
||May 22, 2006: 02
All supported architectures
mlterm is vulnerable to an integer overflow, which could potentially allow
the execution of arbitrary code.
mlterm is a multi-lingual terminal emulator.
mlterm is vulnerable to an integer overflow that can be triggered by
specifying a large image file as a background. This only effects users
that have compiled mlterm with the 'gtk' USE flag, which enables
An attacker can create a specially-crafted image file which, when used
as a background by the victim, can lead to the execution of arbitrary
code with the privileges of the user running mlterm.
Re-compile mlterm without the 'gtk' USE flag.
All mlterm users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=x11-terms/mlterm-2.9.2"