Bug 473462 - (CVE-2008-5316) CVE-2008-5316 lcms: insufficient input validation in ReadEmbeddedTextTag
CVE-2008-5316 lcms: insufficient input validation in ReadEmbeddedTextTag
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 473469 473470 479384 833921
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Reported: 2008-11-28 11:24 EST by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2016-03-04 07:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-03-29 04:39:11 EDT
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Patch used in SuSE security updates (5.40 KB, patch)
2008-11-28 11:26 EST, Tomas Hoger
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Description Tomas Hoger 2008-11-28 11:24:18 EST
The ReadEmbeddedTextTag in src/cmsio1.c did not properly check amount
of data read from the input file to the buffer provided as one of its
arguments.  Value read from the file was used as an upper bound without
any validation.

This issue was fixed upstream in 1.16.

Upstream CVS commit:
(some of the previous changes may be needed for 1.15)

Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2008-11-28 11:26:03 EST
Created attachment 325024 [details]
Patch used in SuSE security updates

This was extracted from SuSE liblcms-1.15-32.src.rpm.  Original name of the patch was lcms-CVE-2007-2741.patch, but CVE-2007-2741 is a different issue that got fixed upstream in 1.15.
Comment 2 Tomas Hoger 2008-11-28 11:27:06 EST
Affected lcms versions are currently in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and EPEL 4 (both based on upstream 1.15).
Comment 4 Tomas Hoger 2008-12-03 12:16:27 EST
CVE id CVE-2008-5316 was assigned to this issue:

Buffer overflow in the ReadEmbeddedTextTag function in src/cmsio1.c in
Little cms color engine (aka lcms) before 1.16 allows attackers to
have an unknown impact via vectors related to a length parameter
inconsistency involving the contents of "the input file," a different
vulnerability than CVE-2007-2741.

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