GLSA 200903-04 DevIL: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 03/07/2009 12:55 AM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200903-04
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: DevIL: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: March 06, 2009
Bugs: #255217
ID: 200903-04

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Synopsis
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Multiple boundary errors in DevIL may allow for the execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
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Developer's Image Library (DevIL) is a cross-platform image library.

Affected packages
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1 media-libs/devil lt; 1.7.7 gt;=3D 1.7.7

Description
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Stefan Cornelius (Secunia Research) discovered two boundary errors
within the iGetHdrHeader() function in src-IL/src/il_hdr.c.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted
Radiance RGBE file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary
code.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All DevIL users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=3Dmedia-libs/devil-1.7.7"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2008-5262
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=3DCVE-2008-5262

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-200903-04.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 2009 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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