GLSA-201101-01 : gif2png: 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-201101-01
(gif2png: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

gif2png contains a command line parsing vulnerability that may result
in a stack overflow due to an unexpectedly long input filename.

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
image, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service.
Note that applications relying on gif2png to process images can also
trigger the vulnerability.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All gif2png users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/gif2png-2.5.1-r1'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51416 ()

Bugtraq ID: 41801

CVE ID: CVE-2009-5018

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