GLSA-201009-01 : wxGTK: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49098


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201009-01 (wxGTK: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

wxGTK is prone to an integer overflow error in the wxImage::Create() function in src/common/image.cpp, possibly leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.
Impact :

A remote attacker might entice a user to open a specially crafted JPEG file using a program that uses wxGTK, 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 wxGTK 2.6 users should upgrade to an updated version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/wxGTK-' All wxGTK 2.8 users should upgrade to an updated version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=x11-libs/wxGTK-' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since August 9, 2009. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 49098

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201009-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/09/03

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:wxGTK, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/09/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2369

OSVDB: 55520

GLSA: 201009-01

CWE: 189