GLSA-201312-08 : WebP: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code

high Nessus Plugin ID 71286


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201312-08 (WebP: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code)

An integer overflow flaw has been found in WebP.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image in an application linked against WebP, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All WebP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-libs/libwebp-0.2.1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71286

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201312-08.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Published: 12/10/2013

Updated: 1/6/2021

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:gentoo:linux:libwebp, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/10/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5127

BID: 56413

GLSA: 201312-08