AMD64 x86 emulation GTK+ library: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code — GLSA 200712-24

Multiple integer overflow vulnerabilities in the AMD64 x86 emulation GTK+ libraries may result in the execution of arbitrary code in applications using Cairo.

Affected Packages

app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-gtklibs on the amd64 architecture
Affected versions < 20071214
Unaffected versions >= 20071214

Background

Cairo is a 2D vector graphics library with cross-device output support. The AMD64 x86 emulation GTK+ library packages Cairo libraries for 32bit x86 emulation on AMD64.

Description

The Cairo versions used by the AMD64 x86 emulation GTK+ libraries were vulnerable to integer overflow vulnerabilities (GLSA 200712-04).

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to view or process a specially crafted PNG image file in an application linked against Cairo, possibly leading to the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All AMD64 x86 emulation GTK+ library users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/emul-linux-x86-gtklibs-20071214"

References

Release Date
December 30, 2007

Latest Revision
December 30, 2007: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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