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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   GEGL Vendors:   gegl.org
GEGL Heap Overflow in PPM Image Processing Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027754
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027754
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-4433   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 14 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 0.2.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in GEGL. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted portable pixmap format (PPM) image file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Murray McAllister, Red Hat Security Response Team, reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://git.gnome.org/browse/gegl/commit/?id=1e92e5235ded0415d555aa86066b8e4041ee5a53
http://git.gnome.org/browse/gegl/commit/?id=4757cdf73d3675478d645a3ec8250ba02168a230

Vendor URL:  gegl.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 14 2012 (Red Hat Issues Fix) GEGL Heap Overflow in PPM Image Processing Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Wed, 14 Nov 2012 04:46:07 +0000
Subject:  GEGL


http://git.gnome.org/browse/gegl/commit/?id=1e92e5235ded0415d555aa86066b8e4041ee5a53
http://git.gnome.org/browse/gegl/commit/?id=4757cdf73d3675478d645a3ec8250ba02168a230

CVE-2012-4433
 
 


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