Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : openexr vulnerabilities (USN-831-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Drew Yao discovered several flaws in the way OpenEXR handled certain
malformed EXR image files. If a user were tricked into opening a
crafted EXR image file, an attacker could cause a denial of service
via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. (CVE-2009-1720,
CVE-2009-1721)

It was discovered that OpenEXR did not properly handle certain
malformed EXR image files. If a user were tricked into opening a
crafted EXR image file, an attacker could cause a denial of service
via application crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user invoking the program. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. (CVE-2009-1722).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40982 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35838

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1720
CVE-2009-1721
CVE-2009-1722