Public Date:
CWE-190 -> CWE-122
856300: CVE-2012-4433 gegl: Integer overflow, leading to heap-based buffer overflow by parsing PPM image headers

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Multiple integer overflows in operations/external/ppm-load.c in GEGL (Generic Graphics Library) 0.2.0 allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a large (1) width or (2) height value in a Portable Pixel Map (ppm) image, which triggers a heap-based buffer overflow.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4433 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

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 version 6 (gegl) RHSA-2012:1455 2012-11-12

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 gegl Not affected


This issue was discovered by Murray McAllister of Red Hat Security Response Team.