GLSA-200802-01 : SDL_image: Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities

critical Nessus Plugin ID 30243
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200802-01 (SDL_image: Two buffer overflow vulnerabilities)

The LWZReadByte() function in file IMG_gif.c and the IMG_LoadLBM_RW() function in file IMG_lbm.c each contain a boundary error that can be triggered to cause a static buffer overflow and a heap-based buffer overflow. The first boundary error comes from some old vulnerable GD PHP code (CVE-2006-4484).
Impact :

A remote attacker can make an application using the SDL_image library to process a specially crafted GIF file or IFF ILBM file that will trigger a buffer overflow, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the application or the application crash.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All SDL_image users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/sdl-image-1.2.6-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 30243

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200802-01.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Published: 2/11/2008

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:sdl-image, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/6/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6697, CVE-2008-0544

GLSA: 200802-01

CWE: 119