GLSA-200806-03 : Imlib 2: 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-200806-03
(Imlib 2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Stefan Cornelius (Secunia Research) reported two boundary errors in
Imlib2:
One of them within the load() function in the
file src/modules/loaders/loader_pnm.c when processing the header of a
PNM image file, possibly leading to a stack-based buffer overflow.
The second one within the load() function in the file
src/modules/loader_xpm.c when processing an XPM image file, possibly
leading to a stack-based buffer overflow.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PNM
or XPM image, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code
with the rights of the user running the application using Imlib 2.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200806-03.xml

Solution :

All Imlib 2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/imlib2-1.4.0-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33118 (gentoo_GLSA-200806-03.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2426