GLSA-201203-15 : gif2png: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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-201203-15
(gif2png: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Two vulnerabilities have been found in gif2png:
A boundary error in gif2png.c could cause a buffer overflow
The patch for CVE-2009-5018 causes gif2png to truncate GIF pathnames

Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted GIF
file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code, a Denial of
Service condition, or the creation of PNG files in unintended

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All gif2png users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-gfx/gif2png-2.5.8'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58380 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45815

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4694

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