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Secunia Research: DevIL "iGetHdrHeader()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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                     Secunia Research 13/01/2009

       DevIL "iGetHdrHeader()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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Table of Contents

Affected Software....................................................1
Severity.............................................................2
Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3
Description of Vulnerability.........................................4
Solution.............................................................5
Time Table...........................................................6
Credits..............................................................7
References...........................................................8
About Secunia........................................................9
Verification........................................................10

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1) Affected Software 

* DevIL 1.7.4.

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.

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2) Severity 

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System access
Where:  Remote

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3) Vendor's Description of Software 

"Developer's Image Library (DevIL) is a programmer's library to
develop applications with very powerful image loading capabilities,
yet is easy for a developer to learn and use.".

Product Link:
http://openil.sourceforge.net/

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4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered two vulnerabilities in DevIL, which
can be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application
using the library.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to boundary errors within the
"iGetHdrHeader()" function in src-IL/src/il_hdr.c. These can be 
exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow when processing
specially crafted Radiance RGBE files.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

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5) Solution 

Fixed in the SVN repository.

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6) Time Table 

09/01/2009 - Vendor notified.
10/01/2009 - Vendor response.
13/01/2009 - Public disclosure.

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7) Credits 

Discovered by Stefan Cornelius, Secunia Research.

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8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned 
CVE-2008-5262 for the vulnerabilities.

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10) Verification 

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:
http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-59/

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