This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.
CWE-416 - Use After Free
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.
The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error within the vips_foreign_load_gif_scan_image() function in foreign/gifload.c in libvips library when trying to access a color map before a DGifGetImageDesc call. A remote attacker can pass specially crafted input to the application, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
libvips: 8.8.0, 8.8.1CPE
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.