GLSA 200908-10 Dillo: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Posted on: 08/18/2009 11:10 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200908-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Dillo: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Date: August 18, 2009
Bugs: #276432
ID: 200908-10

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Synopsis
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An integer overflow in the PNG handling of Dillo might result in the
remote execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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Dillo is a graphical web browser known for its speed and small
footprint.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 www-client/dillo lt; 2.1.1 gt;= 2.1.1

Description
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Tilei Wang reported an integer overflow in the Png_datainfo_callback()
function, possibly leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.

Impact
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A remote attacker could entice a user to open an HTML document
containing a specially crafted, large PNG image, possibly resulting in
the 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 Dillo users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose =www-client/dillo-2.1.1

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-2294
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-2294

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-200908-10.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
https://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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