RHEL 6 / 7 : libwmf (RHSA-2015:1917)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated libwmf packages that fix multiple security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each
vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

libwmf is a library for reading and converting Windows Metafile Format
(WMF) vector graphics. libwmf is used by applications such as GIMP and
ImageMagick.

It was discovered that libwmf did not correctly process certain WMF
(Windows Metafiles) with embedded BMP images. By tricking a victim
into opening a specially crafted WMF file in an application using
libwmf, a remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application. (CVE-2015-0848, CVE-2015-4588)

It was discovered that libwmf did not properly process certain WMF
files. By tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted WMF file
in an application using libwmf, a remote attacker could possibly
exploit this flaw to cause a crash or execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-4696)

It was discovered that libwmf did not properly process certain WMF
files. By tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted WMF file
in an application using libwmf, a remote attacker could possibly
exploit this flaw to cause a crash. (CVE-2015-4695)

All users of libwmf are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After
installing the update, all applications using libwmf must be restarted
for the update to take effect.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-0848.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-4588.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-4695.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-4696.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1917.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.1
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86488 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-0848
CVE-2015-4588
CVE-2015-4695
CVE-2015-4696

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now