GLSA-201204-05 : SWFTools: 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-201204-05
(SWFTools: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Integer overflow errors in the 'getPNG()' function in png.c and the
'jpeg_load()' function in jpeg.c could cause a heap-based buffer
overflow.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PNG or
JPEG file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-201204-05.xml

Solution :

Gentoo discontinued support for SWFTools. We recommend that users
unmerge swftools:
# emerge --unmerge 'media-gfx/swftools'
NOTE: Users could upgrade to '>=media-gfx/swftools-0.9.1', however
these packages are not currently stable.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59621 ()

Bugtraq ID: 42433

CVE ID: CVE-2010-1516