GLSA-200805-14 : Common Data Format library: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 32351


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200805-14 (Common Data Format library: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

Alfredo Ortega (Core Security Technologies) reported a boundary error within the Read32s_64() function when processing CDF files.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted CDF file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Common Data Format library users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sci-libs/cdf-3.2.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 32351

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200805-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/05/16

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:cdf, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/05/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2080

OSVDB: 44800

GLSA: 200805-14

CWE: 119