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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-1721

Original release date: 07/31/2009
Last revised: 10/22/2012


The decompression implementation in the Imf::hufUncompress function in OpenEXR 1.2.2 and 1.6.1 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors that trigger a free of an uninitialized pointer.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides unauthorized access, Allows partial confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:190
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1842
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-8136
External Source: APPLE
Name: APPLE-SA-2009-08-05-1
External Source: BID
Name: 35838
Type: Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-831-1
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-2035
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openexr/openexr_1.2.2-4.3+etch2.diff.gz
Type: Patch Information
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:191
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-218A
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1022674
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/o/openexr/openexr_1.6.1-3+lenny3.diff.gz
Type: Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-8132
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3757
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://release.debian.org/proposed-updates/stable_diffs/openexr_1.6.1-3%2Blenny3.debdiff
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-2172

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