RHEL 4 : libwmf (RHSA-2006:0597)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated libwmf packages that fix a security flaw are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

Libwmf is a library for reading and converting Windows MetaFile vector
graphics (WMF). Libwmf is used by packages such as The GIMP and
ImageMagick.

An integer overflow flaw was discovered in libwmf. An attacker could
create a carefully crafted WMF flaw that could execute arbitrary code
if opened by a victim. (CVE-2006-3376).

Users of libwmf should update to these packages which contain a
backported security patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2006-3376.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2006-0597.html

Solution :

Update the affected libwmf and / or libwmf-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 22070 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3376