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Security Vulnerability in related to XPM file processing

1. Impact

A security vulnerability in, related to XPM file processing, may allow a remote unprivileged user to execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of a local user running, if the local user opens a crafted XPM file provided by the remote user. XPM files can also be embedded in different kind of documents, including documents in the OpenDocument Format (ODF), the default format used by

2. Affected releases

All versions of prior to version 3.2

3. Symptoms

There are no predictable symptoms that would indicate this issue has occurred.

4. Relief/Workaround

To workaround the described issue, do not load documents from untrusted sources.

5. Resolution

This issue is addressed in the following release: 3.2

6. Comments acknowledges with thanks Sebastian Apelt from siberas

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