GLSA 200608-17 libwmf: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Posted on: 08/10/2006 10:52 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - libwmf: Buffer overflow vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200608-17
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: libwmf: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Date: August 10, 2006
Bugs: #139325
ID: 200608-17

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Synopsis
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libwmf is vulnerable to an integer overflow potentially resulting in
the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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libwmf is a library for reading and converting vector images in
Microsoft's native Windows Metafile Format (WMF).

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/libwmf lt; 0.2.8.4 gt;= 0.2.8.4

Description
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infamous41md discovered that libwmf fails to do proper bounds checking
on the MaxRecordSize variable in the WMF file header. This could lead
to an head-based buffer overflow.

Impact
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By enticing a user to open a specially crafted WMF file, a remote
attacker could cause a heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running the application that uses
libwmf.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround for this issue.

Resolution
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All libwmf users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/libwmf-0.2.8.4"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2006-3376
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3376

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200608-17.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2006 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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