gif2png pathname file creation

gif2png-pathname-file-creation (64819) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

gif2png could allow a remote attacker to create arbitrary files on the system, caused by the truncation of a GIF pathname specified on the command line. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a specially-crafted command-line argument to create PNG files in unintended directories.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Unconfirmed

Consequences:

File Manipulation

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Gif2png 2.5.4, available from the Gif2png Web site. See References.

References:

  • gif2png Web Site: Resource page for gif2png 2.5.4.
  • BID-45920: gif2png GIF Pathname Local File Creation Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-4695: A certain Fedora patch for gif2png.c in gif2png 2.5.1 and 2.5.2, as distributed in gif2png-2.5.1-1200.fc12 on Fedora 12 and gif2png_2.5.2-1 on Debian GNU/Linux, truncates a GIF pathname specified on the command line, which might allow remote attackers to create PNG files in unintended directories via a crafted command-line argument, as demonstrated by a CGI program that launches gif2png, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-5018.
  • OSVDB ID: 70481: gif2png gif2png.c GIF Pathname Truncation Arbitrary PNG File Creation

Platforms Affected:

  • Catb Gif2png 2.5.1
  • Catb Gif2png 2.5.2

Reported:

Jan 18, 2011

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