FreeBSD : xloadimage -- buffer overflows in NIFF image title handling (2f0cb4bb-416d-11da-99fe-000854d03344)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21409
SynopsisThe remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.
DescriptionAriel Berkman reports :
Unlike most of the supported image formats in xloadimage, the NIFF image format can store a title name of arbitrary length as part of the image file.
When xloadimage is processing a loaded image, it is creating a new Image object and then writing the processed image to it. At that point, it will also copy the title from the old image to the newly created image.
The 'zoom', 'reduce', and 'rotate' functions are using a fixed length buffer to construct the new title name when an image processing is done. Since the title name in a NIFF format is of varying length, and there are insufficient buffer size validations, the buffer can be overflowed.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.