GLSA 200805-14 Common Data Format library: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 05/13/2008 10:00 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Common Data Format library: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200805-14
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Common Data Format library: User-assisted execution of
arbitrary code
Date: May 13, 2008
Bugs: #220391
ID: 200805-14

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in the Common Data
Format library.

Background
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The Common Data Format library is a scientific data management package
which allows programmers and application developers to manage and
manipulate scalar, vector, and multi-dimensional data arrays in a
platform independent fashion.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sci-libs/cdf lt; 3.2.1 gt;= 3.2.1

Description
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Alfredo Ortega (Core Security Technologies) reported a boundary error
within the Read32s_64() function when processing CDF files.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted CDF
file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Common Data Format library users should upgrade to the latest
version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=sci-libs/cdf-3.2.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-2080
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2080

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-200805-14.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 2008 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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