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|Posted: Tue May 13, 2008 9:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200805-14 ] Common Data Format library: User-assisted
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Common Data Format library: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200805-14)
Date: May 13, 2008
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in the Common Data Format library.
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.
Vulnerable: < 3.2.1
Unaffected: >= 3.2.1
Architectures: All supported architectures
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 version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sci-libs/cdf-3.2.1"