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[Full-disclosure] Secunia Research: DevIL "iGetHdrHeader()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities

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Date: Tue Jan 13 2009 - 09:22:28 GMT
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Secunia Research 13/01/2009 DevIL "iGetHdrHeader()" Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities
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Table of Contents Affected Software....................................................1 Severity.............................................................2 Vendor's Description of Software.....................................3 Description of Vulnerability.........................................4 Solution.............................................................5 Time Table...........................................................6 Credits..............................................................7 References...........................................................8 About Secunia........................................................9 Verification........................................................10
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1) Affected Software
  • DevIL 1.7.4.

NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.



2) Severity

Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System access
Where: Remote



3) Vendor's Description of Software

"Developer's Image Library (DevIL) is a programmer's library to develop applications with very powerful image loading capabilities, yet is easy for a developer to learn and use.".

Product Link:
http://openil.sourceforge.net/



4) Description of Vulnerability

Secunia Research has discovered two vulnerabilities in DevIL, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise an application using the library.

The vulnerabilities are caused due to boundary errors within the "iGetHdrHeader()" function in src-IL/src/il_hdr.c. These can be exploited to cause a stack-based buffer overflow when processing specially crafted Radiance RGBE files.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.



5) Solution

Fixed in the SVN repository.



6) Time Table 09/01/2009 - Vendor notified. 10/01/2009 - Vendor response. 13/01/2009 - Public disclosure.
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7) Credits

Discovered by Stefan Cornelius, Secunia Research.



8) References

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2008-5262 for the vulnerabilities.



9) About Secunia

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Secunia also provides a publicly accessible and comprehensive advisory database as a service to the security community and private individuals, who are interested in or concerned about IT-security.

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Secunia believes that it is important to support the community and to do active vulnerability research in order to aid improving the security and reliability of software in general:

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  1. Verification

Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/2008-59/

Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research: http://secunia.com/secunia_research/




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