GLSA-200907-01 : libwmf: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

High Nessus Plugin ID 39595


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200907-01 (libwmf: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

The embedded fork of the GD library introduced a 'use-after-free' vulnerability in a modification which is specific to libwmf.
Impact :

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

There is no known workaround at this time.


All libwmf users should upgrade to the latest version which no longer builds the GD library:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libwmf-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 39595

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200907-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/07/03

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:libwmf, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/07/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1364

BID: 34792

OSVDB: 56286

GLSA: 200907-01

CWE: 399