Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1272993
CVE-2015-4588 libwmf: heap overflow within the RLE decoding of embedded BMP images
Last modified: 2015-10-21 05:34:57 EDT
It was discovered that libwmf did not correctly process certain WMF (Windows Metafiles) with embedded RLE-compressed BMP images. By tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted WMF file in an application using libwmf, a remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Previously, this issue was bundled in bug#1227243.
The patch for this issue can be found in bug 1227243, comment 7.
This issue has been addressed in the following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Via RHSA-2015:1917 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1917.html