Executive Summary

Summary
Titlegif2png: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
Informations
NameGLSA-201101-01First vendor Publication2011-01-05
VendorGentooLast vendor Modification2011-01-05
Severity (Vendor) NormalRevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score6.8Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score6.4Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score8.6AuthenticationNone Required
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Detail

Synopsis

gif2png contains a stack overflow vulnerability when parsing command line arguments.

Background

gif2png is a command line program that converts image files from the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) format to the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format.

Description

gif2png contains a command line parsing vulnerability that may result in a stack overflow due to an unexpectedly long input filename.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted image, possibly resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, or a Denial of Service.
Note that applications relying on gif2png to process images can also trigger the vulnerability.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All gif2png users should upgrade to the latest stable version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-gfx/gif2png-2.5.1-r1"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2009-5018 : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-5018

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201101-01.xml

Original Source

Url : http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201101-01.xml

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

idName
CWE-119Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application36

OpenVAS Exploits

DateDescription
2012-04-30Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 201203-15 (gif2png)
File : nvt/glsa_201203_15.nasl
2011-03-09Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 201101-01 (gif2png)
File : nvt/glsa_201101_01.nasl
2011-01-21Name : Mandriva Update for gif2png MDVSA-2011:009 (gif2png)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDVSA_2011_009.nasl
2010-11-23Name : Fedora Update for gif2png FEDORA-2010-0358
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2010_0358_gif2png_fc12.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

idDescription
70480gif2png gif2png.c Multiple Image GIF File Handling Overflow DoS
63300gif2png gif2png.c Command Line Argument Overflow

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2012-03-19Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-201203-15.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-01-28Name : The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
File : mandriva_MDVSA-2011-009.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2011-01-05Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-201101-01.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2010-11-22Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2010-0358.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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