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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Cairo Vendors:   Freedesktop.org
Cairo Integer Overflow in Processing PNG Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019027
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019027
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-5503   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 30 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 1.4.12
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Cairo. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PNG file that, when loaded by the target user or application, will trigger an integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user or application.

The vulnerability resides in the read_png() function in 'cairo-png.c'.

Peter Valchev of the Google Security Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a PNG file that, when loaded by the target user or application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (1.4.12).
Vendor URL:  www.freedesktop.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Nov 30 2007 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Cairo Integer Overflow in Processing PNG Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Fri, 30 Nov 2007 00:24:44 -0500
Subject:  Cairo


cairo-png.c: read_png()

CVE-2007-5503
 
 


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