Bug 561457 (CVE-2010-0409) - CVE-2010-0409 gmime, gmime22: Buffer overflow by calculating the maximum number of output bytes generated by an uuencode operation
Summary: CVE-2010-0409 gmime, gmime22: Buffer overflow by calculating the maximum numb...
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2010-0409
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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URL: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/source...
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Depends On: 566838
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2010-02-03 17:26 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:34 UTC (History)
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2010-02-03 17:26:16 UTC
Buffer overflow flaw was reported and fixed in the GMime library,
in the code part responsible for calculating the maximum number
of output bytes generated by an uuencode operation. 

If a local user was tricked into running a specially-crafted
application, using the library, it could lead to denial of
service (supplied application crash) or, potentially, to arbitrary
code execution with the privileges of the user running that
application.

Upstream v2.4.15 changes file:
  http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gmime/2.4/gmime-2.4.15.changes

Diff between v2.4.14 and v2.4.15:
  http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gmime/2.4/gmime-2.4.14-2.4.15.diff.gz

References:
  http://secunia.com/advisories/38459/
  http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gmime/2.4/gmime-2.4.15.tar.gz

CVE Request:
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/02/03/2

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-02-03 17:32:41 UTC
This issue affects the latest versions of the gmime and gmime22 packages,
as shipped with Fedora release of 11 (gmime-2.4.3-6.fc11, 
gmime22-2.2.23-5.fc11) and 12 (gmime-2.4.11-1.fc12, gmime22-2.2.23-7.fc12).

Please fix.

This issue does NOT affect the versions of the gmime package, as 
shipped within Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux -- EPEL-4
(gmime-2.2.1-2.el4) and EPEL-5 (gmime-2.2.3-3.1.el5) projects.

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2010-02-04 02:27:21 UTC
gmime22-2.2.23-8.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/gmime22-2.2.23-8.fc11

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2010-02-04 02:28:09 UTC
gmime22-2.2.23-8.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/gmime22-2.2.23-8.fc12

Comment 4 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-02-04 09:05:43 UTC
This is CVE-2010-0409.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2010-02-05 01:17:47 UTC
gmime22-2.2.23-8.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2010-02-05 01:39:47 UTC
gmime22-2.2.23-8.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 8 Jan Lieskovsky 2010-03-16 10:45:36 UTC
Alex, Xavier, Bernard,

  could you please schedule F11 and F12 gmime updates?
(current gmime-2.4.3-6.fc11 and gmime-2.4.11-1.fc12 are
 still prone to this flaw).

Thanks && Regards, Jan.
--
Jan iankko Lieskovsky / Red Hat Security Response Team


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