Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : gif2png (MDVSA-2011:009)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51801
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been found and corrected in gif2png :
Stack-based buffer overflow in gif2png.c in gif2png 2.5.3 and earlier might allow context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long command-line argument, as demonstrated by a CGI program that launches gif2png (CVE-2009-5018).
Buffer overflow in gif2png.c in gif2png 2.5.3 and earlier might allow context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or have unspecified other impact via a GIF file that contains many images, leading to long extensions such as .p100 for PNG output files, as demonstrated by a CGI program that launches gif2png, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-5018 (CVE-2010-4694).
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The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected gif2png package.