Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : SDL_image (MDVSA-2008:040)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 36980


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The LWZReadByte() and IMG_LoadLBM_RW() functions in SDL_image contain a boundary error that could be triggered to cause a static buffer overflow and a heap-based buffer overflow. If a user using an application linked against the SDL_image library were to open a carefully crafted GIF or IFF ILBM file, the application could crash or possibly allow for the execution of arbitrary code.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 36980

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-040.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64SDL_image1.2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64SDL_image1.2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64SDL_image1.2-test, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libSDL_image1.2, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libSDL_image1.2-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libSDL_image1.2-test, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/02/07

Reference Information

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

BID: 27417, 27435

MDVSA: 2008:040

CWE: 119