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GEGL: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201310-05 / gegl
Release Date October 06, 2013
Latest Revision October 06, 2013: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
media-libs/gegl < 0.2.0-r2 >= 0.2.0-r2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #442016


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

2.  Impact Information


GEGL is a graph-based image processing framework.


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


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.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All gegl users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # 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.

4.  References


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