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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-5187

Original release date: 11/20/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The load function in the XPM loader for imlib2 1.4.2, and possibly other versions, allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted XPM file that triggers a "pointer arithmetic error" and a heap-based buffer overflow, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-2426.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/21/2008)
Not vulnerable. This issue does not affect the versions of imlib as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

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External Source: BID
Name: 32371
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32963
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:019
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33568
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32796
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33323
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32843
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-10296
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200812-23
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=505714#15
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1672
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:002
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 49970
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3212
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-10287
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-683-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081120 CVE Request: imlib2
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32949

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/a:enlightenment:imlib2:1.4.2

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