FreeImage: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201701-68

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in FreeImage, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code

Affected Packages

media-libs/freeimage on all architectures
Affected versions < 3.15.4-r1
Unaffected versions >= 3.15.4-r1

Background

FreeImage is an Open Source library project for developers who would like to support popular graphics image formats like PNG, BMP, JPEG, TIFF and others as needed by today’s multimedia applications.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in in FreeImage. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A remote attacker, by enticing a user to process a specially crafted image file, could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All FreeImage users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/freeimage-3.15.4-r1"
 

References

Release Date
January 29, 2017

Latest Revision
January 29, 2017: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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