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527512: CVE-2009-2950 GIF file parsing heap overflow

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the GIFLZWDecompressor::GIFLZWDecompressor function in filter.vcl/lgif/decode.cxx in (OOo) before 3.2 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted GIF file, related to LZW decompression.

Find out more about CVE-2009-2950 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Optional Productivity Applications (v. 5 server) ( RHSA-2010:0101 2010-02-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 ( RHSA-2010:0101 2010-02-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 RHSA-2010:0101 2010-02-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ( RHSA-2010:0101 2010-02-12


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