GLSA-200908-06 : CDF: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200908-06
(CDF: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Leon Juranic reported multiple heap-based buffer overflows for instance
in the ReadAEDRList64(), SearchForRecord_r_64(), LastRecord64(), and
CDFsel64() functions.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted CDF
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 :

Solution :

All CDF users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sci-libs/cdf-3.3.0'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40631 (gentoo_GLSA-200908-06.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2850