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Eye of Gnome contains format string vulnerability in the file name handling of command line arguments

Vulnerability Note VU#363001

Original Release Date: 2003-04-04 | Last Revised: 2003-04-17

Overview

Eye of Gnome contains a format string vulnerability that may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application, typically an unprivileged system user.

Description

Eye of Gnome (EOG) is an image viewing application that is part of the GNOME desktop suite. Researchers from Core Security Technologies have discovered a format string vulnerability in the command line parser of this product. The vulnerability exists in a section of the command line parser that processes file names.

Impact

This vulnerability may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running EOG, typically an unprivileged system user.

Solution

Apply a patch

The vendor section of this document lists vendors and their responses to this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

363001
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

MandrakeSoft

Notified:  April 16, 2003 Updated:  April 17, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

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                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory
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Package name:           eog
Advisory ID:            MDKSA-2003:048
Date:                   April 16th, 2003

Affected versions:9.0, 9.1, Corporate Server 2.1
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Problem Description:

 A vulnerability was discovered in the Eye of GNOME (EOG) program,
version 2.2.0 and earlier, that is used for displaying graphics.  A
carefully crafted filename passed to eog could lead to the execution
of arbitrary code as the user executing eog.
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References:

  http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0165
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Updated Packages:

 Corporate Server 2.1:
c2b6f3e1b6dc4676795d82fbb5d03270  corporate/2.1/RPMS/eog-1.0.2-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
3929458c9f13ccd8d102316b5180364f  corporate/2.1/SRPMS/eog-1.0.2-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.0:
c2b6f3e1b6dc4676795d82fbb5d03270  9.0/RPMS/eog-1.0.2-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
3929458c9f13ccd8d102316b5180364f  9.0/SRPMS/eog-1.0.2-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1:
4e46d00b4bc623843e626890983dcb7d  9.1/RPMS/eog-2.2.0-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
b2c35125798f3bfef1b43bb9e34e3869  9.1/SRPMS/eog-2.2.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm

 Mandrake Linux 9.1/PPC:
0e88dac227e691a431192c7005d78fc4  ppc/9.1/RPMS/eog-2.2.0-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
b2c35125798f3bfef1b43bb9e34e3869  ppc/9.1/SRPMS/eog-2.2.0-1.1mdk.src.rpm
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Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
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To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate.  The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm".  A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

  http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/ftp.php

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package.  You can do this with the command:

  rpm --checksig <filename>

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security.  You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

  https://www.mandrakesecure.net/RPM-GPG-KEYS

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
update.

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

  http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by
visiting:

  http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/mlist.php

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

  security_linux-mandrake.com

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team
 <security linux-mandrake.com>

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Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

Red Hat Inc.

Notified:  April 03, 2003 Updated:  April 17, 2003

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

Red Hat Linux 8.0 and Red Hat Linux 9 ship with an Eye of Gnome package vulnerable to these issues. Updated eog packages are available along with our advisory at the URL below. Users of the Red Hat Network can update their systems using the 'up2date' tool.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.


CVSS Metrics

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References

Acknowledgements

The CERT/CC thanks Core Security Technologies for discovering this vulnerability and working with the vendor to address it.

This document was written by Jeffrey P. Lanza.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2003-0165
Severity Metric: 4.88
Date Public: 2003-03-20
Date First Published: 2003-04-04
Date Last Updated: 2003-04-17 23:14 UTC
Document Revision: 7

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