FreeBSD : libwmf -- embedded GD library Use-After-Free vulnerability (6a245f31-4254-11de-b67a-0030843d3802)

High Nessus Plugin ID 38804


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Secunia reports :

A vulnerability has been reported in libwmf, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) or compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerability is caused due to a use-after-free error within the embedded GD library, which can be exploited to cause a crash or potentially to execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted WMF file.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 38804

File Name: freebsd_pkg_6a245f31425411deb67a0030843d3802.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/05/18

Modified: 2016/05/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:libwmf, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/05/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1364

BID: 34792

Secunia: 34901

CWE: 399