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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 200908-06 ] CDF: User-assisted execution of arbitrary Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: CDF: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200908-06)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: August 18, 2009
Bug(s): #278679
ID: 200908-06

Synopsis


Multiple heap-based buffer overflows in CDF might result in the execution
of arbitrary code.


Background


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.


Affected Packages

Package: sci-libs/cdf
Vulnerable: < 3.3.0
Unaffected: >= 3.3.0
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description


Leon Juranic reported multiple heap-based buffer overflows for instance
in the ReadAEDRList64(), SearchForRecord_r_64(), LastRecord64(), and
CDFsel64() functions.


Impact


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.


Workaround


There is no known workaround at this time.


Resolution


All CDF users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sci-libs/cdf-3.3.0"


References

CVE-2009-2850


Last edited by GLSA on Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:29 am; edited 1 time in total
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