GLSA-200805-14 : Common Data Format library: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-14
(Common Data Format library: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Alfredo Ortega (Core Security Technologies) reported a boundary error
within the Read32s_64() function when processing CDF files.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted CDF
file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200805-14.xml

Solution :

All Common Data Format library users should upgrade to the latest
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sci-libs/cdf-3.2.1'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 32351 (gentoo_GLSA-200805-14.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2080