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

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 30243


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: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/02/11

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2008/02/06

Reference Information

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

OSVDB: 42374, 42375

GLSA: 200802-01

CWE: 119