fbida: Arbitrary command execution — GLSA 200608-22

The fbgs script provided by fbida allows the execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

media-gfx/fbida on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.03-r4
Unaffected versions >= 2.03-r4

Background

fbida is a collection of image viewers and editors for the framebuffer console and X11. fbgs is a PostScript and PDF viewer for the linux framebuffer console.

Description

Toth Andras has discovered a typographic mistake in the "fbgs" script, shipped with fbida if the "fbcon" and "pdf" USE flags are both enabled. This script runs "gs" without the -dSAFER option, thus allowing a PostScript file to execute, delete or create any kind of file on the system.

Impact

A remote attacker can entice a vulnerable user to view a malicious PostScript or PDF file with fbgs, which may result with the execution of arbitrary code.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All fbida users with the "fbcon" and "pdf" USE flags both enabled should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/fbida-2.03-r4"

References

Release Date
August 23, 2006

Latest Revision
August 23, 2006: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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