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Libgdiplus: Arbitrary code execution


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201401-01 / libgdiplus
Release Date January 05, 2014
Latest Revision January 05, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
dev-dotnet/libgdiplus < 2.6.7-r1 >= 2.6.7-r1 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #334101


Multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities in Libgdiplus may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


Libgdiplus is the Mono library that provide a GDI+ comptible API on non-Windows operating systems.


An integer overflow flaw has been discovered in Libgdiplus.


A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially-crafted TIFF/JPEG/BMP file, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Libgdiplus users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=dev-dotnet/libgdiplus-2.6.7-r1"

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

NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since September 12, 2010. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

4.  References


Page updated January 05, 2014

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