GNU Gnash (GNU Flash player) sprite_definition::read() function code execution
|gnuflash-sprite-code-execution (34148)||High Risk|
GNU Gnash could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a memory corruption vulnerability in the sprite_definition::read() function. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted Flash (SWF) file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
Refer to Debian Bug report logs - #334113 for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.
- Debian Bug report logs - #334113: CVE-2007-2500: memory corruption vulnerability in gnash.
- GNU Gnash Bug #19774: URGENT: Out of bounds memory access (leading to arbitrary code execution).
- BID-23765: Gnash DefineSprite Tag Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
- CVE-2007-2500: server/parser/sprite_definition.cpp in GNU Gnash (aka GNU Flash Player) 0.7.2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a large number of SHOWFRAME elements within a DEFINESPRITE element, which triggers memory corruption and enables the attacker to call free with an arbitrary address, probably resultant from a buffer overflow.
- OSVDB ID: 37273: GNU Gnash sprite_definition.cpp DEFINESPRITE Element Arbitrary Code Execution
- SECTRACK ID: 1018041: Gnash DEFINESPRITE Tag Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
- SUSE-SR:2007:013: SUSE Security Summary Report
- GNU Flash Player 0.7.2
May 02, 2007
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