GLSA-200812-15 : POV-Ray: 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-200812-15
(POV-Ray: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

POV-Ray uses a statically linked copy of libpng to view and output PNG
files. The version shipped with POV-Ray is vulnerable to CVE-2008-3964,
CVE-2008-1382, CVE-2006-3334, CVE-2006-0481, CVE-2004-0768. A bug in
POV-Ray's build system caused it to load the old version when your
installed copy of libpng was >=media-libs/libpng-1.2.10.

Impact :

An attacker could entice a user to load a specially crafted PNG file as
a texture, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
permissions 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-200812-15.xml

Solution :

All POV-Ray users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/povray-3.6.1-r4'

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: 35107 (gentoo_GLSA-200812-15.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0768
CVE-2006-0481
CVE-2006-3334
CVE-2008-1382
CVE-2008-3964