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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   libwmf Vendors:   wvware.sourceforge.net
libwmf User-After-Free Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022154
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022154
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1364   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 1 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): 0.2.8.4
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in libwmf. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted WMF file that, when processed by the target application, will trigger a user-after-free memory error in the embedded GD library and potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target application.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when processed by the target application, may execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

[Editor's note: The upstream version source code has removed the vulnerable embedded CD library code and instead uses the GD graphics library package.]

Vendor URL:  wvware.sourceforge.net/libwmf.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, State error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 1 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) libwmf User-After-Free Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5.



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