Debian DSA-1842-1 : openexr - several vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 44707



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


Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the OpenEXR image library, which can lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

- CVE-2009-1720 Drew Yao discovered integer overflows in the preview and compression code.

- CVE-2009-1721 Drew Yao discovered that an uninitialised pointer could be freed in the decompression code.

- CVE-2009-1722 A buffer overflow was discovered in the compression code.


Upgrade the openexr packages.

For the old stable distribution (etch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.2.2-4.3+etch2.

For the stable distribution (lenny), these problems have been fixed in version 1.6.1-3+lenny3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 44707

File Name: debian_DSA-1842.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/24/2010

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openexr, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/28/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1720, CVE-2009-1721, CVE-2009-1722

DSA: 1842

CWE: 16, 119, 189