GLSA-200608-17 : libwmf: Buffer overflow vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 22216


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-17 (libwmf: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

infamous41md discovered that libwmf fails to do proper bounds checking on the MaxRecordSize variable in the WMF file header. This could lead to an head-based buffer overflow.
Impact :

By enticing a user to open a specially crafted WMF file, a remote attacker could cause a heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application that uses libwmf.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround for this issue.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 22216

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200608-17.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2006/08/14

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:libwmf, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2006/08/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2006/07/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-3376

OSVDB: 26961

GLSA: 200608-17