CentOS 6 / 7 : libwmf (CESA-2015:1917)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86485

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated libwmf packages that fix multiple security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

libwmf is a library for reading and converting Windows Metafile Format (WMF) vector graphics. libwmf is used by applications such as GIMP and ImageMagick.

It was discovered that libwmf did not correctly process certain WMF (Windows Metafiles) with embedded BMP images. By tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted WMF file in an application using libwmf, a remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-0848, CVE-2015-4588)

It was discovered that libwmf did not properly process certain WMF files. By tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted WMF file in an application using libwmf, a remote attacker could possibly exploit this flaw to cause a crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-4696)

It was discovered that libwmf did not properly process certain WMF files. By tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted WMF file in an application using libwmf, a remote attacker could possibly exploit this flaw to cause a crash. (CVE-2015-4695)

All users of libwmf are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the update, all applications using libwmf must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected libwmf packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ce98a69c

http://www.nessus.org/u?6951944e

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86485

File Name: centos_RHSA-2015-1917.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/21

Updated: 2019/10/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libwmf, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libwmf-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libwmf-lite, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/10/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/07/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-0848, CVE-2015-4588, CVE-2015-4695, CVE-2015-4696

RHSA: 2015:1917