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<glsa id="200805-14">
<title>Common Data Format library: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
<synopsis>
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in the Common Data
Format library.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">cdf</product>
<announced>May 13, 2008</announced>
<revised>May 13, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>220391</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="sci-libs/cdf" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.2.1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.2.1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
The Common Data Format library is a scientific data management package
which allows programmers and application developers to manage and
manipulate scalar, vector, and multi-dimensional data arrays in a
platform independent fashion.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Alfredo Ortega (Core Security Technologies) reported a boundary error
within the Read32s_64() function when processing CDF files.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted CDF
file, possibly resulting in the remote execution of arbitrary code with
the privileges of the user running the application.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All Common Data Format library users should upgrade to the latest
version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=sci-libs/cdf-3.2.1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-2080">CVE-2008-2080</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 11 May 2008 18:49:47 +0000">
keytoaster
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 12 May 2008 10:41:41 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 12 May 2008 10:41:52 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>