libfpx: Denial of Service — GLSA 201605-03

A double free vulnerability has been discovered in libfpx that allows remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

media-libs/libfpx on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.3.1_p6
Unaffected versions >= 1.3.1_p6

Background

A library for manipulating FlashPIX images.

Description

A double free vulnerability has been discovered in the Free_All_Memory function in jpeg/dectile.c.

Impact

A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted FPX image using an application linked against libfpx, possibly resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All libfpx users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-libs/libfpx-1.3.1_p6"
 

Packages which depend on this library may need to be recompiled. Tools such as revdep-rebuild may assist in identifying these packages.

References

Release Date
May 30, 2016

Latest Revision
May 30, 2016: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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