XEmacs PNG buffer overflow
|xemacs-png-bo (51333)||High Risk|
XEmacs is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow, caused by an integer overflow in the png_instantiate() function within glyphs-eimage.c. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted PNG file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.
Apply the appropriate patch for your system. See References.
- XEmacs Web site: XEmacs: The next generation of Emacs.
- BID-35473: XEmacs Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2009-2688: Multiple integer overflows in glyphs-eimage.c in XEmacs 21.4.22, when running on Windows, allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) or execute arbitrary code via (1) the tiff_instantiate function processing a crafted TIFF file, (2) the png_instantiate function processing a crafted PNG file, and (3) the jpeg_instantiate function processing a crafted JPEG file, all which trigger a heap-based buffer overflow. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely from third party information.
- GLSA-201006-15: XEmacs: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code
- OSVDB ID: 55298: XEmacs on Windows glyphs-eimage.c Multiple Function Image File Handling Overflows
- SA35348: XEmacs Image Processing Multiple Integer Overflows
- SUSE-SR:2009:014: SUSE Security Summary Report
- VUPEN/ADV-2009-1666: XEmacs Image Processing Multiple Integer Overflow Vulnerabilities
- Gentoo Linux
- GNU XEmacs 21.4.22
Jun 24, 2009
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