Scientific Linux Security Update : libwmf on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A pointer use-after-free flaw was found in the GD graphics library
embedded in libwmf. An attacker could create a specially-crafted WMF
file that would cause an application using libwmf to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running the
application when opened by a victim. (CVE-2009-1364)

After installing the update, all applications using libwmf must be
restarted for the update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?7ee857b7

Solution :

Update the affected libwmf and / or libwmf-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60578 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1364