Common Data Format library: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200805-14 / cdf
||May 13, 2008
||May 13, 2008: 01
All supported architectures
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in the Common Data
The Common Data Format library is a scientific data management package
which allows programmers and application developers to manage and
manipulate scalar, vector, and multi-dimensional data arrays in a
platform independent fashion.
Alfredo Ortega (Core Security Technologies) reported a boundary error
within the Read32s_64() function when processing CDF files.
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted CDF
file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Common Data Format library users should upgrade to the latest
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sci-libs/cdf-3.2.1"