GLSA-200907-01 : libwmf: 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-200907-01
(libwmf: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

The embedded fork of the GD library introduced a 'use-after-free'
vulnerability in a modification which is specific to libwmf.

Impact :

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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200907-01.xml

Solution :

All libwmf users should upgrade to the latest version which no longer
builds the GD library:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libwmf-0.2.8.4-r3'

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: 39595 (gentoo_GLSA-200907-01.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1364