imlib2: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 200612-20

imlib2 contains several vulnerabilities that could lead to the remote execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

media-libs/imlib2 on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.3.0
Unaffected versions >= 1.3.0

Background

imlib2 is an advanced replacement for image manipulation libraries such as libXpm. It is utilized by numerous programs, including gkrellm and several window managers, to display images.

Description

M. Joonas Pihlaja discovered several buffer overflows in loader_argb.c, loader_png.c, loader_lbm.c, loader_jpeg.c, loader_tiff.c, loader_tga.c, loader_pnm.c and an out-of-bounds memory read access in loader_tga.c.

Impact

An attacker can entice a user to process a specially crafted JPG, ARGB, PNG, LBM, PNM, TIFF, or TGA image with an "imlib2*" binary or another application using the imlib2 libraries. Successful exploitation of the buffer overflows causes the execution of arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All imlib2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/imlib2-1.3.0"

References

Release Date
December 20, 2006

Latest Revision
December 20, 2006: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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