RHEL 5 : cairo (RHSA-2007:1078)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated Cairo packages that resolve a security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

Cairo is a vector graphics library designed to provide high-quality
display and print output.

An integer overflow flaw was found in the way Cairo processes PNG
images. If an application linked against Cairo processes a malicious
PNG image, it is possible to execute arbitrary code as the user
running the application. (CVE-2007-5503)

Users of Cairo are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-5503.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-1078.html

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28368 ()

Bugtraq ID: 26650

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5503