GLSA-201204-05 : SWFTools: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
High Nessus Plugin ID 59621
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201204-05 (SWFTools: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)
Integer overflow errors in the 'getPNG()' function in png.c and the 'jpeg_load()' function in jpeg.c could cause a heap-based buffer overflow.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PNG or JPEG file, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionGentoo discontinued support for SWFTools. We recommend that users unmerge swftools:
# emerge --unmerge 'media-gfx/swftools' NOTE: Users could upgrade to '>=media-gfx/swftools-0.9.1', however these packages are not currently stable.