GLSA 200812-23 Imlib2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 12/23/2008 11:50 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Imlib2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200812-23
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Severity: Normal
Title: Imlib2: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: December 23, 2008
Bugs: #248057
ID: 200812-23

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Synopsis
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A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in Imlib2.

Background
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Imlib2 is replacement library from the Enlightenment project for
libraries like libXpm.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-libs/imlib2 lt; 1.4.2-r1 gt;= 1.4.2-r=
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Description
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Julien Danjou reported a pointer arithmetic error and a heap-based
buffer overflow within the load() function of the XPM image loader.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted
XPM image, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code
with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of
Service.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All Imlib2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-libs/imlib2-1.4.2-r1"=


References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5187
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5187

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-200812-23.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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