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[GLSA-200511-03] giflib: Multiple vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
giflib: Multiple vulnerabilities

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200511-03
(giflib: Multiple vulnerabilities)


Chris Evans and Daniel Eisenbud independently discovered two
out-of-bounds memory write operations and a NULL pointer dereference in
giflib.

Impact

A possible hacker could craft a malicious GIF image and entice users to
load it using an application making use of the giflib library,
resulting in an application crash or potentially the execution of
arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2974
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3350


Solution:
All giflib users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/giflib-4.1.4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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