VDB-87360 · CVE-2014-9762 · BID 90959

imlib2 up to 1.4.6 GIF Image colormap input validation

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A vulnerability was found in imlib2 up to 1.4.6. It has been classified as critical. Affected is an unknown function of the component GIF Image Handler. The manipulation of the argument colormap with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The weakness was published 05/13/2016 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at git.enlightenment.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2014-9762 since 01/22/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 88108 (Debian DLA-401-1 : imlib2 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 168859 (OpenSuSE Security Update for imlib2 (openSUSE-SU-2016:1330-1)).

Upgrading to version 1.4.7 eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (88108). Similar entries are available at 87361, 87362, 87363 and 87399.



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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 88108
Nessus Name: Debian DLA-401-1 : imlib2 security update
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OpenVAS ID: 56862
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for imlib2 FEDORA-2016-3
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Upgrade: imlib2 1.4.7
Patch: git.enlightenment.org


01/22/2016 🔍
01/24/2016 +2 days 🔍
01/25/2016 +1 days 🔍
05/13/2016 +109 days 🔍
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05/16/2016 +3 days 🔍
08/19/2022 +2286 days 🔍


Advisory: git.enlightenment.org
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2014-9762 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 90959 - imlib2 CVE-2014-9762 Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 05/16/2016 09:37 AM
Updated: 08/19/2022 10:05 AM
Changes: 05/16/2016 09:37 AM (65), 11/26/2018 10:03 AM (13), 08/19/2022 10:05 AM (4)
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