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Gentoo: 201310-05 GEGL: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo A vulnerability in GEGL might allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201310-05
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: GEGL: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
     Date: October 06, 2013
     Bugs: #442016
       ID: 201310-05

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Synopsis
========

A vulnerability in GEGL might allow a remote attacker to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
==========

GEGL is a graph-based image processing framework.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-libs/gegl             < 0.2.0-r2               >= 0.2.0-r2

Description
===========

Multiple integer overflows in GEGL may cause a heap-based buffer
overflow.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted PPM
image using an application linked against GEGL, possibly resulting in
execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a
Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All gegl users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/gegl-0.2.0-r2"

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools
such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying some of these
packages.

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2012-4433
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-4433

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201310-05.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

Copyright 2013 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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