Public Date:
1227243: CVE-2015-0848 libwmf: heap overflow when decoding BMP images
It was discovered that libwmf did not correctly process certain WMF (Windows Metafiles) containing BMP images. By tricking a victim into opening a specially crafted WMF file in an application using libwmf, a remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.

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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 6 (libwmf) RHSA-2015:1917 2015-10-20
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (libwmf) RHSA-2015:1917 2015-10-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libwmf Will not fix
Last Modified