Secunia CSI7
Advisories
Research
Forums
Create Profile
Our Commitment
Database
Search
Advisories by Product
Advisories by Vendor
Terminology
Report Vulnerability
Insecure Library Loading
Highly critical

libwmf Integer Overflow Vulnerability

-

Release Date:  2006-07-03    Last Update:  2006-07-11    Views:  14,688

Secunia Advisory SA20921

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS, System access

Solution Status:

Unpatched

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


infamous41md has reported a vulnerability in libwmf, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the vulnerable library.

The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error when allocating memory based on a value taken directly from a WMF file without performing any checks. This can be exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow when a specially crafted WMF file is processed.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability has been reported in version 0.2.8.4. Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Do not open untrusted WMF files in applications using the vulnerable library.

Provided and/or discovered by:
infamous41md

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

Subject: libwmf Integer Overflow Vulnerability

No posts yet

-

You must be logged in to post a comment.



 Products Solutions Customers Partner Resources Company
 
 Corporate
Vulnerability Intelligence Manager (VIM)
Corporate Software Inspector (CSI)
Consumer
Personal Software Inspector (PSI)
Online Software Inspector (OSI)
 Industry
Compliance
Technology
Integration
 Customers
Testimonials
 VARS
MSSP
Technology Partners
References
 Factsheets
Reports
Webinars
Events
 About us
Careers
Memberships
Newsroom


 
© 2002-2014 Secunia ApS - Rued Langgaards Vej 8, 4th floor, DK-2300 Copenhagen, Denmark - +45 7020 5144
Terms & Conditions and Copyright - Privacy - Report Vulnerability