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NOTE: Other versions may also be affected.
Rating: Moderately critical
Impact: System access
"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.".
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.
Fixed in the SVN repository.
Discovered by Stefan Cornelius, Secunia Research.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned CVE-2008-5262 for the vulnerabilities.
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