Common Data Format (CDF) Read32s_64() buffer overflow
|cdf-read32s64-bo (42219)||High Risk|
Common Data Format (CDF) is vulnerable to a stack-based buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds checking by the Read32s_64() function. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted CDF file containing overly long length tags, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges or cause the application to crash.
Upgrade to the latest version of CDF (3.2.1 or later), available from the CDF NASA Web site. See References.
- CDF NASA Web site: Common Data Format (CDF) Version 3.2 and earlier Buffer Overflow Vulnerability.
- CORE-2008-0326: NASA's Common Data Format buffer overflow.
- BID-29045: CDF (Common Data Format) Library 'src/lib/cdfread64.c' Stack Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-2080: Stack-based buffer overflow in the Read32s_64 function in src/lib/cdfread64.c in the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Common Data Format (CDF) library before 3.2.1 allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a .cdf file with crafted length tags.
- GLSA-200805-14: Common Data Format library: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
- OSVDB ID: 44800: Common Data Format Read32s_64 Function Crafted CDF File Handling Overflow
- SA30053: Common Data Format "Read32s_64()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- SECTRACK ID: 1019965: Common Data Format Library Buffer Overflow May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
- Gentoo Linux
- NASA Common Data Format 3.2
May 05, 2008
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