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<glsa id="200805-14">
<title>Common Data Format library: User-assisted execution of arbitrary code</title>
A buffer overflow vulnerability has been discovered in the Common Data
Format library.
<product type="ebuild">cdf</product>
<announced>May 13, 2008</announced>
<revised>May 13, 2008: 01</revised>
<package name="sci-libs/cdf" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">3.2.1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">3.2.1</vulnerable>
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.
Alfredo Ortega (Core Security Technologies) reported a boundary error
within the Read32s_64() function when processing CDF files.
<impact type="normal">
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.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All Common Data Format library users should upgrade to the latest
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=sci-libs/cdf-3.2.1&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2008-2080</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 11 May 2008 18:49:47 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Mon, 12 May 2008 10:41:41 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Mon, 12 May 2008 10:41:52 +0000">