SDL2_image 2.0.2 GIF Image memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in SDL2_image 2.0.2. This affects an unknown functionality of the component GIF Image Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it can read from or write to a memory location that is outside of the intended boundary of the buffer. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the GIF image parsing functionality of SDL2_image-2.0.2. A specially crafted GIF image can lead to a buffer overflow on a global section. An attacker can display an image to trigger this vulnerability.

The bug was discovered 03/01/2018. The weakness was disclosed 04/24/2018 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at lists.debian.org. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2017-14450 since 09/13/2017. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 50 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 109219 (Debian DSA-4177-1 : libsdl2-image - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 171706 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for SDL_image (SUSE-SU-2018:3657-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (109219).

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
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Nessus ID: 109219
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-4177-1 : libsdl2-image - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703315
OpenVAS Name: SuSE Update for SDL2, openSUSE-SU-2018:0734-1 (SDL2,)
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Sourcesinfo

Advisory: DLA 1341-1
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2017-14450 (🔍)
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Entryinfo

Created: 04/25/2018 09:16 AM
Updated: 03/07/2023 09:41 AM
Changes: 04/25/2018 09:16 AM (70), 01/31/2020 08:30 AM (3), 03/07/2023 09:41 AM (4)
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