Scientific Linux Security Update : libwmf on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60578


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A pointer use-after-free flaw was found in the GD graphics library embedded in libwmf. An attacker could create a specially crafted WMF file that would cause an application using libwmf to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code as the user running the application when opened by a victim. (CVE-2009-1364)

After installing the update, all applications using libwmf must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected libwmf and / or libwmf-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60578

File Name: sl_20090430_libwmf_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1364

CWE: 399