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659676: CVE-2010-4262 Xfig: Stack-based buffer overflow by processing certain FIG images

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Stack-based buffer overflow in Xfig 3.2.4 and 3.2.5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a FIG image with a crafted color definition.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4262 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the version of the xfig package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 xfig Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 xfig Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 xfig Will not fix