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imlib/imlib2 BMP Image Decoding Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2004-09-08    Last Update:  2004-09-28    Views:  12,724

Secunia Advisory SA12429

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Partial Fix

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Marcus Meissner has reported a vulnerability in imlib and imlib2, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the decoding of runlength-encoded BMP images. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow by tricking a user into viewing a specially crafted BMP image.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is related to:
SA12325


Solution:
Fixes are available in the CVS repository, from various Linux distributions, and the Gnome Project.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Marcus Meissner

Original Advisory:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=151034

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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