eWeek: Pair of Linux Holes Put Users at Risk

[ Thanks to Steven J.
for this link. ]

“Linux users are at risk from serious security vulnerabilities
in components used to view graphics and handle archives, according
to researchers. The security holes, found in the imlib graphics
library and the LHA archive tool, can be exploited via a specially
crafted bitmap image or an LHarc-format archive to take over a
Linux system.

“The GNOME graphical user interface project this week released a
patch for imlib, a basic library used in many image-viewing


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