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gegl: Integer overflow, leading to heap-based buffer overflow by parsing PPM image headers
From: Huzaifa Sidhpurwala <huzaifas () redhat com>
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2012 09:38:09 +0530
An integer overflow, leading to heap-based buffer overflow was found in
the way portable pixmap format (PPM) image file format handler of GEGL,
a graph based image processing framework, processed certain input PPM
image file headers. A remote attacker could provide a specially-crafted
PPM image that when opened in gegl executable would lead to crash, or,
potentially arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user
running the binary.
This issue was found by Murray McAllister, Red Hat Security Response Team.
We have assigned CVE-2012-4433 to this issue.
Huzaifa Sidhpurwala / Red Hat Security Response Team
- gegl: Integer overflow, leading to heap-based buffer overflow by parsing PPM image headers Huzaifa Sidhpurwala (Nov 06)