CDF: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
||GLSA 200908-06 / cdf
||August 18, 2009
||August 18, 2009: 01
All supported architectures
Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in CDF might result in the execution
of arbitrary code.
CDF is a library for the Common Data Format which is a self-describing
data format for the storage and manipulation of scalar and
multidimensional data. It is developed by the NASA.
Leon Juranic reported multiple heap-based buffer overflows for instance
in the ReadAEDRList64(), SearchForRecord_r_64(), LastRecord64(), and
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted CDF
file, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the
privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All CDF users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code Listing 3.1: Resolution
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sci-libs/cdf-3.3.0"