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[GLSA-200608-17] libwmf: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
libwmf: Buffer overflow vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200608-17
(libwmf: Buffer overflow vulnerability)


infamous41md discovered that libwmf fails to do proper bounds checking
on the MaxRecordSize variable in the WMF file header. This could lead
to an head-based buffer overflow.

Impact

By enticing a user to open a specially crafted WMF file, a remote
attacker could cause a heap-based buffer overflow and execute arbitrary
code with the permissions of the user running the application that uses
libwmf.

Workaround

There is no known workaround for this issue.

References:
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-3376


Solution:
All libwmf users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libwmf-0.2.8.4"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2006 Michel Arboi

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