libwmf security update

2015-10-20T17:05:25
ID CESA-2015:1917
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2015-10-20T19:06:55

Description

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2015:1917

libwmf is a library for reading and converting Windows Metafile Format (WMF) vector graphics. libwmf is used by applications such as GIMP and ImageMagick.

It was discovered that libwmf did not correctly process certain WMF (Windows Metafiles) with embedded BMP images. By tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted WMF file in an application using libwmf, a remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-0848, CVE-2015-4588)

It was discovered that libwmf did not properly process certain WMF files. By tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted WMF file in an application using libwmf, a remote attacker could possibly exploit this flaw to cause a crash or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. (CVE-2015-4696)

It was discovered that libwmf did not properly process certain WMF files. By tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted WMF file in an application using libwmf, a remote attacker could possibly exploit this flaw to cause a crash. (CVE-2015-4695)

All users of libwmf are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the update, all applications using libwmf must be restarted for the update to take effect.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2015-October/033472.html http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2015-October/033473.html

Affected packages: libwmf libwmf-devel libwmf-lite

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1917.html