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|Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 200908-06 ] CDF: User-assisted execution of arbitrary
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: CDF: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code (GLSA 200908-06)
Date: August 18, 2009
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.
Vulnerable: < 3.3.0
Unaffected: >= 3.3.0
Architectures: All supported architectures
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:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sci-libs/cdf-3.3.0"
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